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Re: Family protection - proxy?
From: Adi Kriegisch <adi () cg tuwien ac at>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:39:04 +0200

Hi!

I am looking for advice on how I can best protect my family from the
'horrors' on the Internet.
I think there is another point -- besides all the excellent technical hints 
you already got: Did you consider that your home is a safe playground for 
your kids where you have (at least) some control over what happens to them 
and where you have a chance to work up what they saw/found/did in the 
internet?
I think using such a filter will most probably work just fine -- but your kids 
will go elsewhere and see/find/do whatever you want to hinder them to. 
Probably it is the best solution to let them safely experience all sides of 
the internet in a controlled and safe environment?

We have a small ADSL/wireless network at home (with a firewall and AV on
all systems) on which my kids have their PCs/Macs. My wife and I use it
via our laptops.

What is the best way of stopping access to porn/violence/etc.?
I would say: deal with it. I think the best filter ever is built into your 
children and is not (and can never be) a technical solution...

best regards, 
        Adi Kriegisch

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