HELP! Computer Parental Control

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I am the big brother of the house and I need a computer program that will restrict access to the computer.

We have a 19 y/o bum and a 16 y/o following in his footsteps playing computer games day in and out.

Any links or ideas?

Prayers needed as well.

Thanks and God bless.

Brian
 
how exactly do you want it restricted? Is it a time restriction? Internet browsing restriction?

Also, what is the operating system on your computer? (Windows (which version)?, Mac (Version)?)
 
Thanks for your comments and prayers. I was able to set a PW before the computer starts up after careful inspection of the BIOS settings.

The kids are banned from the computer for a month for bad mouthing. We’re going on week 2 now and so far going great. Instead of staying glued to the machine, they actually go outside when it is day.

God Bless!

Brian
 
Actually, you need CYBERSitter. It is the parental control program that has won the PC MAgazine Award for best parental control many times over the years – the proven market leader.

It let’s you set allowable time frames, can control access to porn/violence/drugs/hate sites, etc., control file sharing, chat. Keeps a complete usage log including the text of chat sessions if desired, etc., etc., etc. Strong ant-tampering features.

It is the industrial strength solution that we use at home. cybersitter.com/
 
I second the motion on CyberSitter. I like that I can restrict usage on times, and I LOVE the safe-site redirect feature!! 😉 Someone tries to go to an inappropriate site, and WHAM! They get redirected to a safe site, like NASA or something!! :yup: I also like that it logs IM conversations. SO far, no major dilemmas there, but I like to know that I can track what my kids are up to.

We also have Norton Internet Security on our computers. It has a personal firewall and a good parental control software. The software is not as smart as CyberSitter, so I have to tinker with it now and then.

There really haven’t been any violations in our house in a looooong time. Everyone knows the software is on there. Everyone knows that I am the only one with access to it! Everyone behaves themselves acordingly.
 
Take the computer and throw it out in the street and then drive over it with your car!

Chris C.
 
Chris C.:
Take the computer and throw it out in the street and then drive over it with your car!

Chris C.
:ehh: Interesting solution.

I have another creative one:

Don’t upgrade your computers anymore. The ones you have probably do what computers are good at (going to forums.catholic-questions.org, word processing, etc). The ONLY reason to upgrade is usually because games are always pushing the envelope.

I have two PII 350 machines, and they pretty much do everything I need, and I’m never tempted by the games out there, because I can’t run ANY of them! 👍

Just my creative suggestion. 😉

God Bless!
 
Columba

good compromise. but one of these days…
then the tv…

C
 
Besides the above posts, put the computer in a public area of the house, with the monitor facing in a direction where anyone in the room could see it. “The sun gets in the screen” isn’t an excuse, buy one of those computer shades which cost about 15 bucks.
 
  1. if you own the computer get rid of it
  2. or if you own it secretely break it, try a virus or an electric surge
    3)pray
 
Remove the computer from the house along with the 19 year old. If he’s not in school, he needs to be working. If he’s working, he needs to know how to be on his own. If he’s not working, I have some friends in Uniform who would like to talk to him.

You see, I was that 19 year old bum…until my mother made me make a choice. Live by the house rules and pay rent or move out. I just retured from the military.
 
Take the A/C power cord out.

Remove the battery if it’s a laptop.
 
It’s pretty stupid in my opinion to ban the computer altogether, since it’s such a great asset for learning.

Get the time limiting software so they don’t spend the entire day playing.
 
Great idea))))))))))!!!
👍
But I can advise you ActyMac DutyWatch))
 
:ehh: Interesting solution.

I have another creative one:

Don’t upgrade your computers anymore. The ones you have probably do what computers are good at (going to forums.catholic-questions.org, word processing, etc). The ONLY reason to upgrade is usually because games are always pushing the envelope.

I have two PII 350 machines, and they pretty much do everything I need, and I’m never tempted by the games out there, because I can’t run ANY of them! 👍

Just my creative suggestion. 😉

God Bless!
Are you an idiot? Upgrades keep your computer safe from cyper attack, trojans, etc. If you’re daft enough to be running windows as your primary OS and doing this don’t be surprised when you get your identity stolen.
 
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