Monday, April 20, 2009

I <3 Ffox

This morning I have cleaned out the superkids computer entirely. After gathering and storing in a safe place all the incriminating evidence I could find and had the stomach to look at. I was appalled to find web addresses of sites advertising services like: instant access without credit card, (to either game sites or porn sites) anonymous online payments no credit card needed, (for example students can buy goods like condoms in this way, which in itself is not a bad thing, but why should the students feel the need to stay anonymous while buying the condoms, I ask...) ... etc.

I installed Ubuntu and Firefox with parental control in the form of an add-on named WOT. I am happy to find that I can still access my own blog, even though it is now full of porn and sex, and even the blog of Eveline Blondeau, which in addition has nudity but which I personally love to visit nonetheless and which I am not afraid to recommend to other adults of any age even the young ones (understanding the French language helps but is not always required to enjoy her exquisite sense of humour.) But to my relief Firefox now blocks acces to some of the links the author of that site may not have full control over and that I do not care to stumble upon.

For the moment the SK will be surfing safely. Now I shall be waiting in fear and anxiety for the day he discovers Opera....

5 comments:

Pietro said...

And what about Internet Explorer? (I mean IE7, as I use it)

thyme said...

There must be ways, but it doesn't run on Linux and I don't have a legal copy of windows to install after reformatting.
Anyhow if you don't have kids, a filter is impractical. WOT too, it blocks certain sites that have no adult content at all, I am not quite sure why.

Xiwel said...

I used Opera and Firefox. Opera 9 has a very good en easy system to block adds. It makes surfing a lot faster and the chance of clicking on a bad-add is less. For Firefox is a plug-in with the same function called something like AGP. I'm not sure because FF3 crashed and I removed it completely from my computer. At this moment I'm back to IE6. Watching inline streaming media is faster and works better with IE. That applies also for FTP which has been removed form IE7 and IE8. But even IE6 has a way of blocking irritating (and bad) webadresses. Therefor many adds don't show on my screen.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Glad you got that all under control. Now I know who to come to with my internet security issues. LOL Good to know the SK will safe-surfing in days to come. You're a good mom.

Hugs

Indrani said...

Good you have this in control. The previous post got me worried.