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  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    Linc Davis wrote:


    Any halfway-intelligent teenager would know, or could find out, how to bypass the controls imposed by OpenDNS.


    Kids chat among themselves and can get the IP address of the site they want to visit or find it online and then paste it into the browser URL and press enter to go there.


    So OpenDNS is a solution until the kid learns how to get around it, but that's all.


    Teenagers, are certainly wise enough to employ such a method as soon as they learn their favorite site is blocked.


    Unless OpenDNS is using the results from the Great Firewall of China in their content filtering there is no way they can afford to hire enough people to censor the Internet.

  • AugustusPrimus Level 1 (0 points)

    One of our family friends suggested calling up our local ISP which is Cincinnati Bell. He suggested that they may be able to block some content or do a parental control. I thought of using a router block somehow but that is probably another can of worms. My child must be desperate to be that curious if one was to start going into public to watch, see, hear, et cetera to get **** or going to a friends house just to get a look uck! Child is way above that. Friends would probably tell or brag about so it would get back to us.

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,828 points)

    I saw your post but didn't bother to respond because I couldn't improve on Thomas's original reply. You didn't explain why you wanted to block websites and Thomas assumed it was for security reasons.


    Do not listen to ds store. That is just a bad idea and worthless. Everyone of us (aside from ds store, of course) is on the same page here. Use Parental Controls. That is what it was designed for. It will do exactly what you want. Here is more information:


  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,742 points)

    I wouldn't originally have recommended Parental Controls.  But I hadn't looked at that in Lion, and it looks like there is now a setting that will block adult sites.  Where it gets its list from, and how reliable it is, I don't know.  But using Parental Controls last time I tried it was much clunkier.  I'd be inclined to try it again now, if my kids weren't all using cheap POS Windows netbooks now.  (My wife's idea, after their old iMac died...  and it's working out great for me, as none of them now want anything but a Mac for their next computer!  )

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