Anyway to block adult content?

United States
December 13, 2008 3:31pm CST
I was wondering, if there were anyway to block all adult content and websites on the net. As of right now i have a younger brother who is very curious, and I fear the dreaded computer std! I just bought a new computer, and i would like it to stay running in tiptop shape!
6 responses
13 Dec 08
if you use router fro your internet , i am sure you can block some certain keywords and websites. that will help you block adult websites, but you have to input some keywords or phrases which can be time consuming.
• United States
13 Dec 08
thanks everyone, i truly appreciate it! the thought of the haunting nightmares i would have to see my teen brother having "alone time" on the computer, late at night, when i was innocently getting a glass of water!
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
What is your computer's operating system? If you're using Vista then you have a program named "Parental Control", it will restrict your brother's authority. You can choose the sites that he could visit and for how long he can use the computer.
• United States
14 Dec 08
I would check out Cybersitter.com I dont know if they charge, they probably do, most sites do. But it would be worth it to keep him from seeing unwanted material. Keep Rockin!
• United States
13 Dec 08
If you are using Internet Explorer there are controls that you can set the browser. Go to Tools, Internet Options, then set the controls under the Content tab. If you are using Firefox or Safari I am not sure of the menu steps to take but I can tell you that they both have content controls as well.
@Khayam (346)
• Romania
13 Dec 08
I would suggest a parental lock software. Not only that this type of application logs on the activity of the people using the computer, but also restricts the access to any website that contains words that could be conceptualized as adult language. In order to filter these sites you have to set up a dictionary. However using the default one would limit the access to many adult sites. These softwares can also prevent the use of instant messengers, allow browsing exclusivelly to certain websites. The most important: nothing can't be changed unless the user knows the administrator password. I used Parental Lock Guard v1.2, but there are many other applications you might want to take into consideration. In your search browser just type "parental lock" or "parental lock software". This will bring up a list with applications and you might choose one that suits you most. Enjoy.
@vanonas (950)
• United States
13 Dec 08
There is a way but I don't know how.. Just tell him you can see everything he does on the computer and that you'll tell your parents what he does to your computer. Or you could just put a password on your computer so that he doesn't use it.