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asked 2017-02-13 23:14:12 -0500

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I have a teenage son and want to be sure to filter adult content and pornography. I set up openDNS but I think I need to do more. What do other users use that works well?

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dansguardian , privoxy and squidGuard are in fedora. I never used any of them, all I know is that you need to setup a proxy server (squid) and configure your browser to connect through the proxy. Good luck.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-02-14 03:00:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-17 20:15:54 -0500

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Hmm... For firefox itself, leechblock (I'm sure you can find other addon on other browser). There is also a way to block using hosts file (as long as your son doesn't have any root privilege, this is pretty safe, I think?) and sometimes your router provides this option.

Others would be using squid/dansguardian?

Now, it is just a matter of reporting to you when he tries to access some of the forbidden sites.

So, do your son have other devices such as smartphone?

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Who are the people who author and edit the filters? Do they do that for all languages? In other words, for the entire internet? Who pays them?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-02-17 21:01:00 -0500 )edit

There's also CensureBlock and URLFilter.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-02-18 01:03:27 -0500 )edit

Hmm... Not for all language, I'm sure. I remember I've copied a list of it, english only, to my block list (well, this is sufficient for my case). Besides, a crafty teenager would just use google image search and look at which site isn't blocked by image status, anyway.

There is also content blocking by certain keyword in the page, which is more reliable.

einsviel gravatar imageeinsviel ( 2017-02-18 05:21:01 -0500 )edit

My son has a smart phone. I run Funamo on the phone to protect some sites and contentent

hend gravatar imagehend ( 2017-02-19 08:59:15 -0500 )edit

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