[Nottingham] Child safe Ubuntu

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Fri May 24 11:27:05 UTC 2013

On 23/05/13 21:28, Ron Wilton wrote:
> Is there any good software to make it safe for children to use the
> internet on Ubuntu?
OpenDNS provide a kind-of net-nanny service.  There's various tiers and
you make use of it by updating your DNS settings on your
clients/routers.  Dead easy to do and protects the network in a oner.
Make sure your kids' accounts are restricted so they can't fiddle the
local DNS settings!

I think Linux Format issue 166 had an article on all this.  You are
welcome to my copy if I still have it lying around.

TO be honest though, the best option is probably restricted time on the
PC and supervision whilst using the PC.  It's simply too easy for a
smart kid to figure out how to by-pass all the restrictions.  Although
you could take the view that when they are old enough to figure out how
to do that, they're probably old enough to not be phased by what they see.

Not a parent.  The whole I idea of a "little me" gives me a case of the
screaming heebie-jeebies.

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