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JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-18-2006 02:13

I've got a 5 year old boy and I need to restrict him to URLs that I specify.

How can this be done outside of using a proxy service or some kind of filter software?

I was kinda thinking hoping that I could accomplish something through a firefox extension or Windows host file, something like that as I'll be letting him on my desktop at home with limited XP user account. I don't think there's such an extension for FF and don't really know how to go about it with the hosts file route...

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 01-18-2006 04:32

forgive me if i sound like an asshat, but wouldn't you (or your wife or other adult), be there supervising his surfing? i mean, no amount of filtering or restricting is going to work better than you.
not at all telling you how to parent, i was just curious

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-18-2006 04:44

piss off woman!!!!

what a coincidence, I was just coming online to look for you got a byoody question

and to answer your question in a long way, he's always had a laptop that had the pcmcia wireless card stahsed away in my room so he accessed nothing on the network. But now he's into batman dot com! I came home from the office todays and he's sitting at my desktop playing the games there and had been, unsupervised, for 30 minutes says mom. So I've begun thinking about a safe environment for him. I can get by making him a custom home page if I have to and stripping the address and search bars off of firefox. It's not like he can read and type locations or searches anyhow but he's beginning to read so it won't be long...

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 01-18-2006 04:45

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=382613&seqNum=4&rl=1

Looks like it was written pre-1.5, but I imagine 1.5 has the same functionality.

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 01-18-2006 06:01

piss. off. woman.

uh-hu....i see how it is. you're obviously taking the same path and emps and suho have taken.
not wise, grasshoppah!! i have some shiney new moves for you! (nsfw or unsupervised kiddies)

Emperor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 01-18-2006 06:15
quote:

Lacuna said:

piss. off. woman.

uh-hu....i see how it is. you're obviously taking the same path and emps and suho have taken.
not wise, grasshoppah!! i have some shiney new moves for you! (nsfw or unsupervised kiddies)



Your shiny new moves hold no fear for me woman as I combine the power of both the ninja and the pirate.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha


ha

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Emperor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 01-18-2006 06:20
quote:

JKMabry said:

piss off woman!!!!



And remember the saying, oh monk of funk: "Man who speak with potty mouth no longer commands the moral high ground or the right to stop kids from seeking out websites including nasty skateboaridng accidents (like the one where that dude goes to do a grind on the hand rail and slips and his legs go either side of the rail and.. dude you should see the expression on his face - his eyes are nearly out on his cheeks and its like 10 minutes beofre he can talk again and all the time his friends are calling him a fag)"

Or something like that - it makes more sense in the original Chinese.

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if I went 'round saying I was an Emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 01-18-2006 07:35
quote:

Lacuna said:

you're obviously taking the same path and emps and suho have taken.



Whoa, how did I get dragged into this? Are you lookin' for another whoopin', woman? Cause I think I've got an extra one lying around here somewhere... and it's got your name on it!

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Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 01-18-2006 08:17

my mind just broke... only thee who can hear the butterflies laugh can hear they clouds smell... at least that's wath the new years fortune cookie said (and I'm so not making this up. I believe)

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-18-2006 15:03

http://www2.warnerbros.com/batman/games/arkham.html

Yeah- I hate games like this... can't jokers just stay in the Asylum where they belong?

everyone knows you can't never leave..

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-18-2006 16:24

reiso: interesting, I thank you

Lacuna: nice find

Emps: piss off must have much stronger meaning to the English, I humbly apologize if I have offended you

It's not so much I'm wanting to filter what he sees, well, I do, but more that I want to restrict him from ending up at places with popups. Since he can't read and only clikcs, I think it wise to limit it his user account and try to keep him away from any and all popups. I've seen grownups right bugger a PC from internet clickiness, I'm sure a 5 year old might do some damage, tho he's smarter about it than a lot of adults already.

What I've decided to do for the time being is to limit the XP account so he can't install anything, take the search and address bars off of firefox and build him his own start page withlinks to the sill crap he likes. Speaking of silly crap Petskull, that game is one of the links

thanks everybody, but mostly Lacuna for hijacking my thread and helping me with maX's HTML Beauty features =) (ctrl+drap&drop = html form image instead of anchor!)

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 01-19-2006 03:13

anytime, my friend, anytime

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