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Re: internet filter



Though I'be never used it myself, Google has somrthing called
SafeSearch taht may be exactly what you're looking for. You can learn
more about it at 

http://www.google.com/help/customize.html#safe

It can be activated (and as easily deactivated) from google's
preferences page, (a link from the main page gets you there). It's
just a checkbox, so it's very not-childproof, but it should help keep
accidental naughty links from showing up in would-be innocent queries.

Hope this helps

Vineet

* Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com) [010410 03:25]:
> on Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 07:01:28PM -0500, John Patton (patton66@home.com) wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > My son just turned 10, and I was interested in being able
> > to set up some sort of internet filter for him. I don't
> > need to tie his hands as far as browsing goes, nor do I
> > need something that is childproof or otherwise beyond his
> > ability to circumvent. I just want something that would
> > prevent him from accidentally stumbling upon certain types
> > of questionable sites... you know: have him type in "kids"
> > in a search engine only to be confronted with links to
> > child porn sites. I've looked into Junkbuster and that's
> > a possibility... but that doesn't allow filtering based
> > on content, just specific sites. Are there free software
> > packages that can filter content? Anybody with experience in
> > this? Also, if anybody knows of a child safe search engine,
> > that would be greatly appreciated as well.
> > 
> > I know that no solution is perfect... I'm just looking for
> > something that would help protect him from the darker sides
> > of the internet until he's ready for it. I would be grateful
> > for any ideas. Thanks.
> 
> I'd probably turn to another resource.  Freshmeat
> (http://www.freshmeat.net/) or Google (http://google.com/), for
> starters.
> 
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