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sk69ersnz
08-02-2009, 10:26 AM
Hey guys,could someone recommend a good free program or addon for kids on the net.
I had a 8yr old here yesterday and she was on Youtube for about 3 hrs,she kept closing the page when i checked on her.
I have just set up a new user as well.

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2009, 10:54 AM
Easy, dont let 8 yr olds on it :p

CYaBro
08-02-2009, 11:05 AM
Hmmm.... not letting an 8 year old sit in front of a computer for 3 years straight might be good start. :eek:

Do you have Vista on the computer?

sk69ersnz
08-02-2009, 11:30 AM
We can't get drunk and listen to Metal with a really annoying child in the same room as us and shes watched all of our kiddy movies,does'nt play with toys and has already broken our swing,so i am running out of ideas.
I am running XP.

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2009, 11:35 AM
Well use your head, either dont get drunk / drink. Or look after the kid.

Or whoever owns the kid, get them to look after her

sk69ersnz
08-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Cheers

sk69ersnz
08-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Just installed Glubble addon for Mozilla,looks perfect,and with the google safesearch.
Is that good enough?

feersumendjinn
08-02-2009, 12:47 PM
Windows Steadystate (not sure if it's compatible with Firefox though) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx

Chilling_Silence
08-02-2009, 01:10 PM
It can stop Firefox from running, thats for sure :)

Blam
09-02-2009, 09:17 AM
You can try OpenDNS to block bad/inappropriate websites and if you're feeling brave, load Tomato firmware on your router to manage bandwidth

sk69ersnz
09-02-2009, 11:38 AM
Cheers mate,i,ll give it a try,im not gonna mess around with the router though,i don't know anything about them,lol.

Zippity
09-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Ensure that each user must use a password to log on to the PC.

Either switch the PC off when you are not in the room, or Cntrl,Alt Delete to bring up Task Manager and select Log Off or Lock Computer :)

Sweep
09-02-2009, 04:00 PM
Cheers mate,i,ll give it a try,im not gonna mess around with the router though,i don't know anything about them,lol.

Taking the modem/router out of the equation will help. Just unplug it and hide it.

Other than that you could give her a heavy dose of what you are on and she could sit there looking vacant and placid.

dugimodo
09-02-2009, 04:10 PM
If you don't mind risking leaving an 8 yr old unsupervised on your pc that's your call, but I really would disable the net unless you are watching - most filters etc just make the pc a pain to use and none can be 100% effective.

Personally after experiencing the havoc children who think they know what they are doing can wreak on a pc I would use a user account with no administrator priviliges, and preferably monitor them in person.

good luck

sk69ersnz
09-02-2009, 05:13 PM
Sweet as,she can just play games on it from now on.

Sweep
09-02-2009, 05:56 PM
Sweet as,she can just play games on it from now on.

So what solution did you employ?

sk69ersnz
09-02-2009, 06:00 PM
Games only.no internet.

decibel
09-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Read this thread - http://www.pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=97250

Sounds exactly what you want.

zqwerty
09-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Get her a Playstation 1 and Spyro 3.

Sweep
09-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Games only.no internet.

So you unplugged a cable or so and therefore no Internet access I guess for the eight year old.

sk69ersnz
10-02-2009, 05:05 PM
That's perfect,nice and simple,cheers Decibel.