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942 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2005 2:30 PM by Ken Stone
It's in system preferences under Accounts. You'll see Parental Controls as one of the tabs. I've never used it though. I just know it's there. Should probably find something else for your brother to do too…Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2005 7:15 AM (in response to Episcript)Parental Controls allows an administrator to set up a white list of allowed site for a non-administrator user account on your Mac. It is not a site blocker.1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
There are several options available as can seen by searching on "parental control" in VersionTracker. Unfortunately, none of the programs that turn up with this search are free.
If it is only one site that needs blocking, than any of the site-blockers will work.
The main problem with site-blockers is that you have to continually be adding new sites as you discover them, which means if you discover them they have already been visited at least once. I have never seen or heard of a site-blocker that could not be gotten around by someone good at using Google.1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
One method that allows for blocking particular websites involves editing your host file. Below is a link to an article detailing the steps involved for doing this. The instructions are specific to those looking to block unwanted and annoying advertisements. However, the steps can easily be followed to block a specific host.
Thankyou so much, this is exactly what I needed. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
I have been looking everywhere for how to do this, but all people keep telling me is to use parental controls in Safari, but they don't seem to get the fact that only safari v2 and up have this option.
Thanks again, have a good dayMac OS X (10.3.8)
There is a nice program called Content Barrier X. It's easy to use and has a number of handy features. You can customize for each user account and also block by site name.
Kenflat panel imac & 800mhz G4 with Sonnett card, Mac OS X (10.4.2)