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how do you stop a child from downloading

March 9, 2011 at 09:37:37
Specs: Windows Vista

i'd like to stop my daughter from being able to download anything to her computer

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#1
March 9, 2011 at 11:07:18

Good luck with that. She'll find a way around any filters that you install. You're better off teaching her how to protect herself in cyberspace.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
March 9, 2011 at 15:23:08

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Create a user account for your child. To do this, open the Control Panel by clicking the Start menu and selecting "Control Panel." Double-click "User Accounts," click "Manage another account," and hit "Create a new account." Name the account and mark it as a Standard user.
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Return to the Control Panel and double-click "Parental Controls."
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Click the user account you created for your child and set Parental Controls to "On."
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Click "Web Restrictions" and check the "Block File Downloads" box. Your child will now be unable to download anything without your permission, including games.


The best option is not censorship or total blocking, install a WOT Web Of Trust browser tool and teach her how to browse safely, or when she gets older she will find loads of trouble on the net.
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#3
March 9, 2011 at 15:41:18

I can't believe that you think that will work for more than a week or two.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#4
March 9, 2011 at 15:49:41

It is better to have tried and failed, rather than failing for not trying.
I agree teaching the child how to protect themselves is the best option.
And thats two weeks they don't have to worry :-)

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#5
March 10, 2011 at 06:08:20

I was being generous by saying a week or two. It could be an hour or two.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
March 10, 2011 at 11:18:46

Then stop your kids from using the net then gaupo? :-( Lock them up in a closet and stop them from having a life.

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#7
March 10, 2011 at 12:35:37

Read my first response. That's not what I suggested.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#8
March 10, 2011 at 13:19:44

I agreed with your first response,
"By stating censorship and or a total blocking will not work." Then again in post #4, I agree with you?
Im just trying to help a person who obviously cares for their Daughter.
In this day and age kids learn faster and more and more, we have to accept that.
Its like a flu vaccination, if you dont get exposed you will have no immunity.




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#9
March 10, 2011 at 15:12:48

I understand that you want to help but I didn't think that was the way to go. In any event, the original poster hasn't returned, so I guess it's not that bad.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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