2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2012 10:33 AM by D.I. Johnson
kroskey Level 1 Level 1

My son needs to ues the web for homework, but keeps playing games on websites.  I have set the time limit, but I want to limit how long he can stay on a certain site.  I don't want to ban the site, just limit the time and time of day he can use the site.


imac DV SE, 2Gig MacBook, Mac Mini 2.26, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • D.I. Johnson Level 3 Level 3

    Hi.

     

    QuickTimeKirk has pointed you toward the Parental Controls for User accounts, but I don't believe you will find the answer there. (I have three boys myself and have explored questions like this for some time.) 

     

    In a nutshell, Parental Controls will allow you to block sites, or set time limits and hours for machine use, but unfortunately there are no options for limiting "time spent @ website.com".

     

    My best advice, as a parent, is to setup the machine in a family location, set up any other Parental Controls as necessary, then monitor your child's use of the machine when they are at it.

     

    We parents just have to be pro-active in the online lives of our kids. It's not something that we can rely on software to do for us, because sooner than you think, these kids will find a way to outwit the probrams that are designed to limit them.

     

    I feel your pain. I hope this is helpful. I also hope that if someone else reading this thread has additional info or ideas, plese share them.