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Discussion in 'Computers & Website Forum' started by James_Newman, Jun 25, 2007.
I may try this out, looks easy and its free.
The best way is to just not open sites you object to.
Sometimes it happens by accident. There used to be a site (its now shut down I think) thats address was very close to the address for the White House website. Many people got it by mistake.
My wife once went to order some stuff for VBS from Oriental Trading Company and when she mistyped the address she got an adult site and a BUNCH of popups of other adult sites.
You see that even if you down't want to open these sites some filter software is necessary.
I wholeheartedly agree with that.
I'll tell you a story that I don't like talking about.
It's about that website that closely mimicked the White House site. One day several years ago (late 1990's), my school got a large TV for teachers to be able to show educational websites to a whole class at one time.
It was carted to my room one day and I sat at the computer and typed in what I thought was the website for the virtual WhiteHouse tour. My 8th grade class wanted to see the virtual tour. I made an error in typing the address. A slight error, but an error that could be easy to make. That was the whole point of their making the address so similar in my opinion.
What popped on my computer screen and on the screen of the huge television set is not fit for description. I'm not a prude by any means and am probably quite liberal compared to many people on the BB, but I cannot in good conscience describe to you what I and my entire 8th grade class were subjected to.
It was only there for about 4 seconds because I swiftly reached up and turned off the TV.
But it was 4 seconds.....4 very long seconds. I had to leave the classroom because I was shaking so badly. I apologized profusely to the class and had a long talk with them about the sickness that is in this crazy world.
The next day, we tried it again and I realized my error in the address, but this time, I didn't turn on the TV until I was certain that we were where we were supposed to be. That was my personal policy from then on.
Of course the schools systems around here are so "blocked" now that it's almost to a fault, but that's a good thing. I am all for any type of internet blocking that can be utilized.
Thanks for the info.
What if you have children who want to spend a few hours on their computers? Do you have the time to watch over them every minute, so they don't accidentally or intentionally access adult sites?
Porn blocking software is an excellent solution that makes great sense.
Back that one year when I had to teach 10th grade English, I was looking for some stuff on Jason and the Argonouts . . .
I don't know how it happened, but it did and it wouldn't stop! I've never seen so many popups! man o man! I had to turn the computer off to get the stuff to stop.
I use Net Nanny and I love it! I have no fear of my grandson getting anyplace he's not supposed to be...
Google has a feature called safe search which will filter your search results. I just found this feature and to test it I did a search for nude pictures. The results with safe search turned on were for photograpy, and image search sites but did not include any porn listings. I won't try that same search with safe search turned off because I know the types of results I would get. It is a nice feature but not one that would stop anyone who wanted to get to inapproiate material as it is very easy to turn on and off.
I have also recently downloaded Blue Coat K9 Web Protection. K9 is a free internet filter. So far it works fine I have been able to access the sites I want to access and it blocks things I don't want to access. I tested its filtering by clicking on the the link that Blue Coat provides so you can see what block will produce in your browser and I also clicked on a link in a junk email to see if it was blocked and it was.
I would like something like this when we get a new computer. I do not like porn but have two loved ones who have sent it to my family's email addy in spite of being told not to. with them b eing kin folk we cannot block out all of their email.
Hide and watch me. but that's me. I don't put up with it.
I'll let anyone use my computer as long as they steer clear of porn and don't change any settings. If they violate either rule, they just kissed it good-bye.
we have a lap top puter now. we had a family computer and I didn't appreciate the junk email we received. I deleted stuff before it was opened.
I don't see where it has been mentioned but we use bsafeonline.com. Their filter is top notch. I don't keep the password, my wife does. Any time an attempt is made to access a blocked site, my wife gets an E-mail. This is good for personal accountability as well as my son using the computer. Better to be accountable than to get addicted.
Net Nanny does this as well. I like it because it is a one-time small fee for life...no renewal every year and no monthly payments.
I bet her mailbox is full! :laugh:
Seriously though, whatever happened to self-control? Sounds like you need a mom, not a wife. For your son, that filter is a good idea though.
Actually, the DNS server is a good idea to keep mistaken URLs from popping up, although most browsers have popup blockers nowadays.
You know, I hadn't thought about it. I have only had it happen the one time (although I remember it vividly *blushing*). And I've got blockers on other things too that I utilize.
Self control is a fruit of the Spirit, but there is such a thing as temtpation... not to mention an honest blunder (eh, Bitsy?).
nodding in agreement
I've been using the OpenDNS blocking for a few days now, and it seems to work pretty well. I had been using OpenDNS for a while, just not with the blocking service, and if you have slow DNS servers, OpenDNS is a good alternative.
Windows XP2 SP2 and Vista include the option to block porn sites. I can't believe that the Supremes label this stuff "OK", part of free speech. Porn and drugs, including alcohol, are ripping this nation apart. All of us need to stand up before the entire congregation on Sunday morning and evening and at the mid-week service, and in our Sunday School or Bible Study classes, and make that announcement. Everyone on the BB needs to write a Letter to the Editor and send an E-Mail to the FCC, every member of Congress and your State Legislature, as well as the President (don't try to get a group of signers by sending an E-Mail all over the country -- the President's computer, [email protected], will reject it). Write as individuals. All of the above should get thousands of E-Mail messages and phone calls. You saw what happened with the illegal immigration bill!
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