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K9 Web Protection: How to keep the kids safe online

Plus: web-filtering software masterclass

3. Depending on the options you selected during installation, shortcuts for K9 will be placed on your desktop, in your Favorites menu and in the Start menu. Selecting any of these will bring up the main administration panel for changing settings. We'll look at this in more detail overleaf.

K9 Web Protection: A family-friendly web - Step 3

4. K9 uses default settings to filter your PC's web use from the get-go. Should someone attempt to access mature or malicious sites, for example, a warning appears in the browser. The administrator can override these restrictions for 15 minutes (or even permanently) if necessary.

K9 Web Protection: A family-friendly web - Step 4

5. Sometimes when surfing the web, you'll come across a link that seems to have been wrongly blocked. You can report this at the K9 website by clicking the ‘Incorrect Rating Form' link. This loads a page in the browser that will take details from you and notify you in the event that the error has been submitted before.

K9 Web Protection: A family-friendly web - Step 5

6. The administrator is also able to alter blocked content category settings. Click Favorites, enter your password and select ‘View Internet Activity'. A list of categories will appear on the left of the page. Select or deselect the tick box next to each category to change its blocking status.

K9 Web Protection: A family-friendly web - Step 6

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