you may want to try K9 Web Protection
from one of our previous discussions here in SysChat
QUOTE=DominicD;18290]Hello, though it might not necessarily be kids that you want to control the internet access, many free parenting and child safety programs are available AND are fit for your needs of internet filtering.
I suggest you try “K9 Web Protection”
. I have not personally used this, but its been years now and ive always seen this FREE product receive good and positive reviews when it comes to internet filtering and being safe for kids. Download here: http://www1.k9webprotection.com/get-...rotection-free
Per details from the website: K9 Features to protect your children:
- Web site blocking by category, including ****ography, illegal drugs, personals/dating, violence/hate/racism
- Easy pre-set levels to choose from depending on the age of your children
- SafeSearch enabled on all search engines to show cleaner search results
- Time restrictions, including NightGuard(tm), to disallow internet access during designated times
- Custom “always allow” and “always block” lists for your personal preferences
- Ability to override a block with the parent password
- Tamper resistant for more savvy kids
- Reports showing activity to categories of web sites
- Real-time categorization of new web sites
- Compatible with Windows or Mac machines
It has a good list of predefined categories for website filtering
Well, goodluck on trying this software, I hope you find it useful.
Just for reference, Windows Vista and Windows 7 both have “Parental Control” settings
The instructions below are from the Microsoft Windows Vista/7 Discussion To turn on Parental Controls for a standard user account
- Open Parental Controls by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts and Family Safety, clicking Set up parental controls for any user.
- Click the standard user account that you want to set Parental Controls for. If the standard user account isn't set up yet, click Create a new user account to set up a new account.
- Under Parental Controls, click On, enforce current settings.
- Once you've turned on Parental Controls for your child's standard user account, you can adjust the following individual settings that you want to contro
- Time limits. You can set time limits to control when children are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent children from logging on during the specified hours. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off. For more information, see Control when children can use the computer.
- Games. You can control access to games, choose an age-rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block unrated or specific games. For more information, see Choose which games children can play.
- Allow or block specific programs. You can prevent children from running programs that you don't want them to run. For more information, see Prevent children from using specific programs.
or read on Untangle. its a server-based solution though, but it has a lot of good internet control and filtering options http://www.syschat.com/restrict-webs...ngle-6669.html