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Do any of you know if it's possible to place a password on my internet explorer? I have a 12 year old that likes to look at objectionable material when I am not looking over his shoulder. I don't want to put a password on the computer itself because I have 3 children, all of which like to play games on the computer. I just want to block the net... Anybody know?????
 

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Ha ha ha, AHH the minds of teenage boys. If you have the latest windows can't you just put the internet on your account and take explorer off the others? then you can password protect yours, easiest way i can think of.
 

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Open Internet Explorer, at the top click on "Tools", then click on "Internet Options", Click on the "Content" tab, then click "Enable". You can set up what kind of web sites you will be allowed to surf to, and it is password protected for when you want to use the pc. Basicaly what will happen is if he tries to go to a questionable site it will ask for a password. Parental control made easy :thumbup
 

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Oldyeller said:
Ha ha ha, AHH the minds of teenage boys. If you have the latest windows can't you just put the internet on your account and take explorer off the others? then you can password protect yours, easiest way i can think of.
Thank you so much everyone - all great ideas. I ended up doing the easiest of them and creating a separate account for the kids, and removing the internet explorer from theirs. So, in order for them to surf, I have to sign them on.
I don't know why I didn't think of that.
Thanks much!!!!!:twotu:
 

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i don't see what the big deal is, porn doesn't hurt anybody, every kid can look at it if they want. plus in another year or two, your kid may know enough about computers so that you would never know what was looked at. not sure if that sperate acout thing will work, its pretty easy to install a web browser, quite a few programs can actually go on the net. i'd just say, if you realy wanna make them stop (not sure why) your gonna have to go with a filtering software
 

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i don't see what the big deal is, porn doesn't hurt anybody, every kid can look at it if they want. plus in another year or two, your kid may know enough about computers so that you would never know what was looked at. not sure if that sperate acout thing will work, its pretty easy to install a web browser, quite a few programs can actually go on the net. i'd just say, if you realy wanna make them stop (not sure why) your gonna have to go with a filtering software

Do you have kids? If not then there is no room for you to talk. as a parent it is your job to protect your kids from all the fvcked crap on the net. but then again you are right. nothing like a 12 year old watching mike2's midget porn:histerica
 

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Juice said:
i don't see what the big deal is, porn doesn't hurt anybody, every kid can look at it if they want. plus in another year or two, your kid may know enough about computers so that you would never know what was looked at. not sure if that sperate acout thing will work, its pretty easy to install a web browser, quite a few programs can actually go on the net. i'd just say, if you realy wanna make them stop (not sure why) your gonna have to go with a filtering software
Wow, I hope you are kidding.
He's 12 (barely) and while I don't shield him from everything, I see no reason to expose him to some of the nasty crap on the internet. In my opinion a 12 year old doesn't need to be looking at porn.

while the seperate account thing won't work forever, it will work for now.
 

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kf4amu said:
How bout a swift smack to the head when you find out he was doing it?



Courtesy of Maddox
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I kind of didn't want to embarass him. It was bad enough I brought up the subject with him. He didn't really want to discuss it with me. I guess it's a subject best discussed with dad.
 

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Don't know what you use for an ISP but with MSN each person has a seperate internet account,with seperate passwords. The main account holder (you), the administrator can set parental controls on all or some of the user accounts that will block content. I beleive AOL is similar. BUT if you are using broadband.... good luck. Where theres a will (horny kid), theres a way.
 

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SouthFloridaBronco85 said:
Don't know what you use for an ISP but with MSN each person has a seperate internet account,with seperate passwords. The main account holder (you), the administrator can set parental controls on all or some of the user accounts that will block content. I beleive AOL is similar. BUT if you are using broadband.... good luck. Where theres a will (horny kid), theres a way.
I use to have AOL and it was easy to set up the parental controls, Now we have a cable connection, and there is not really a way to set up seperate internet accounts.
 

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If they're smart, they'll just find a disc-operable internet client to run off the CD drive. Or depending on how the accounts are set up, maybe install Firefox or Netscape and erase all traces of it except going into the programs, or even installing in some obscure place.

When I was 14, I just set up a key logger to get the master account password and went in and left it saying that I was on the "teen" level but gave myself master status in all categories. Of course....when I was finally found out a couple years later she sent me back down to "kid" lol. THAT sucked. Then I couldn't even redownload the freakin logger again.
 

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Calisa, sign up for AOL again. You can use AOL as a BYOC (Bring your own Connection) to piggyback on top of your cable connection. You can leave the AOL for your children to use to protect them, and save IE/Mozilla for you. It'll still be like 10-15 bucks a month extra, but AOL does have good controls. YOu might call your ISP and see if they have anything to offer you.
 

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Saurian said:
If they're smart, they'll just find a disc-operable internet client to run off the CD drive. Or depending on how the accounts are set up, maybe install Firefox or Netscape and erase all traces of it except going into the programs, or even installing in some obscure place.

When I was 14, I just set up a key logger to get the master account password and went in and left it saying that I was on the "teen" level but gave myself master status in all categories. Of course....when I was finally found out a couple years later she sent me back down to "kid" lol. THAT sucked. Then I couldn't even redownload the freakin logger again.
He's pretty smart, I have no doubt he could eventually figure it out but he's never left alone. This last time was because I let him sleep downstairs, and he had free reign over the bottom floor. It won't happen again.
 

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i think you misunderstood me, i'm not sayin show you kids porn, but anykid who wants to see porn will, and will be able to see lots if they want. I watched porn when i was 12, it didn't destroy my mind, it didn't currupt me, it hasn't been shown to have a negative impact on children (baring some of the obviously disturbing porn-incest for example). when i was 12, i could get magazines, movies, whatever i wanted, it wasn't hard. the net is just a real convienent way to get it. like southfloridabronco said, if there's a will there's a way, and thats what i was trying to say, but i was also following it up with saying, no point in trying to stop it. it may be better to use a method called active mediation, opposed to restrictive mediation. sit your kid down and talk to them about some of the bad things out there, let them know they are there, and why they are wrong, and that you would appreciate them not viewing this objectionable material. this has been shown to be far more effective in the world of televsion viewing with children. while restrictive mediation, has been shown to increase the desire to see such restricted material, and have a less posotive attitude towards parents.
 

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