Kids Safety

  Elice 06:57 08 Dec 09
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Hi All,

My kid has started using computer and i have already used parental control service on my system to protect from spam and pron sites i kept regular check on his mail too.
What else precautions should i take for my kid
Please suggest..

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  Kevscar1 09:50 08 Dec 09

Education and Common Sense. Explain to them what can happen and what they might come across.
Nothing you can do will be 100% effective. Many years ago when the Dancing Baby first came out my grandaughter was mad on him so we were searching for sites and a porn one came up. I quickly shut it down and luckily she was to young to understand but since then I have made sure she is aware of all the possible dangers.

  Clapton is God 11:28 08 Dec 09

You could also consider limiting your "kid" to only using the PC at certain times so that he/she isn't sneaking down to use it in the middle of the night without your knowledge.

Assuming XP:

You can use the net user command at the command line to restrict when a user can log on. Of course, your child will need to have his/her own user name and password and you'll need to set accounts and passwords for everyone else that he/she doesn't know, so he/she can't simply log on as someone else.

For example, if his/her user name were mary, to allow her to only log on between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday to Friday, you would type one of the following at the command prompt:

C:\>net user mary /time:M-F,08:00-20:00
C:\>net user mary /time:M-F,8am-8pm

To get to the command prompt window, in the Start; Run box, type: cmd.exe

This keeps her from logging on after 8 p.m., but if she's already logged on, it doesn't force her to log off.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:39 09 Dec 09

Put the computer in the living room or wherever you can see it all the time. Combined with education this will work better than anything else.

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