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    Question blocking sites from kids.

    I am looking for a free or cheep tool to block kids from access adult sites.

    I am very aware that such tools can be bypassed and are not 100%

    Requirments:
    1. most work on windows 10
    2. must work with any internet connection, (open DNS not an option)
    3. nice if it has log of internet usage.
    4. free or cheep.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    You could try HERE ... but just doing a search brings up a lot of sites that can probably help. Depending on what security you have (antivirus) you can also "Blacklist" sites that aren't for kids.

    All my kids are grown up and left the nest now so I can't say I'm up to date what's out there. Netsafe may be able to point you in the right direction though.

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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    In the past, I've installed K9 Web protection for customers http://www1.k9webprotection.com/ never tried it on W10 though.

    it has everything you listed and a LOT more. You can customize it a LOT. You cant disable it in the start up settings (on the PC) or uninstall it either without the password, if you do it will simply block ALL sites. So don't go forgetting the password.

    It can actually get to a point at some stages that its annoying, unless you use the disable feature for a certain amount of time ( password protected) Example say you want to visit some sites that the kids are blocked from, you have to put in your password every time. If you use it, DONT register a email address to recover the password in case you forget,that the kids have access to. So you would use a work Email or a private one.

    Had one kid call me at 9pm one night the day after The parents asked me to install it. I used my own email as a recovery -- the call went like this-- Hi, its Shawn here, mum forgot the password you put on the K9, she asked me to call you and can you please give me the password --(Me) Sure, put mum on the phone and I'll give it to her --- (Shawn) oh shes not available --never mind. (hung up)

    Nice try sunshine
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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    To protect all your devices on the internet there is also this option:
    https://www.safesurfer.co.nz/

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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    thanks.

    K9 looks like what I am after.
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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    Thought I better try on W10, so I installed it on a workshop PC. The first restart takes a few minutes longer as it has to integrate into the OS. But once its going its running fine.

    A couple of Pic's.

    The first - The Main Screen, it has the Log Option - When double clicking it prompts for the password, then shows you EVERYTHING, ALL sites, so no deleting Browsing history as its got it own log.

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    The one I now remember I like selecting Top Option Again cant be turned off without the password, so if the computer is within ear shot, someone's doing something they are not allowed to.

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    The time restrictions -- You can block all sites from a select time, days etc. As I mentioned you can customize a lot. All blocks can be bypassed / Altered as long as you have the password.

    Almost Forgot -- its 100% Free
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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    @wainuitech - @ Have been using k9 for ages now and love it except for one thing, I cant access it as a console from a remote computer. I'm guessing its instead part of their paid services unless i'm doing something catastrophically wrong.

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    Default Re: blocking sites from kids.

    K9 is pretty good.
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