Parental Controls - blocking proxy sites


  1.    19 Feb 2008 #1
    keona1995 Guest

    Parental Controls - blocking proxy sites


    Blocking objectionable and vicious sites is a very useful feature. How does
    one block proxy sites that are not in themselves objectionable, but allow a
    child to defeat parental controls simply by entering the names of the bad
    sites? Is there an easy way to do this without inputting the thousands of
    proxy sites?

    Thank you for your help.
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    keona1995
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  2.    20 Feb 2008 #2
    Jon Guest

    Re: Parental Controls - blocking proxy sites


    "keona1995" <keona1995@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Blocking objectionable and vicious sites is a very useful feature. How
    > does
    > one block proxy sites that are not in themselves objectionable, but allow
    > a
    > child to defeat parental controls simply by entering the names of the bad
    > sites? Is there an easy way to do this without inputting the thousands of
    > proxy sites?
    >
    > Thank you for your help.
    > --
    > keona1995


    This is a good question, since there are different types of proxies.

    You can set Internet Explorer to work with a proxy, of which there are
    thousands available as you say, but it should be possible to disable this
    feature- possibly disabling the 'Winhttp Web Proxy Auto discovery service'
    may help there via services.msc - or if that's not it then there is probably
    some other settting that will disable it.

    What would be harder to disable though would be websites that simply take
    your request and then present you with the website. I don't know how you
    could disable those completely, other than blocking those particular sites -
    BUT there are fewer of them, so you could probably dispense with 90% of them
    by blocking those particular sites.

    Someone else better qualified in this area may have a better solution.

    --
    Jon



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  3.    20 Feb 2008 #3
    Bob Willard Guest

    Re: Parental Controls - blocking proxy sites


    keona1995 wrote:

    > Blocking objectionable and vicious sites is a very useful feature. How does
    > one block proxy sites that are not in themselves objectionable, but allow a
    > child to defeat parental controls simply by entering the names of the bad
    > sites? Is there an easy way to do this without inputting the thousands of
    > proxy sites?
    >
    > Thank you for your help.
    The best parental control is physical presence; technology is not a good
    substitute for actual parenting. Move your kid's PCs into the most public
    room in your house, then remind the kids that you have a right and an
    obligation to monitor their online activities, then do so: look over their
    shoulders while they are online, and check the history files.

    In my house, IM is a no-no, and we do cut off 'net access when we find they
    have created Facebook/Myspace/etc. entries without our permission. If it
    helps, you can setup many routers to disable 'net access during times when
    you are not present.
    --
    Cheers, Bob
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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