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Safe web browsing for kids with Firefox and Foxfilter

When my daughters surf the internet, it’s usually via my Macbook and Safari. I make them use Safari because you can set it up to require every domain to be approved before they can access it.

I had to send my Macbook away to Apple care a few days ago, and my girls used my Dell to access the internet. Of course this concerned me, because I had no way to filter the websites they were visiting. I then found FoxFilter which is a Firefox add on that allows you to approve web sites in a variety of ways. I have it set to it’s “Whitelist” setting, which is nothing more than a text area box where you enter the permitted domains.

PLEASE NOTE : I just tried to install FilterFox on my Macbook and found out it is not available for Mac OS!

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February 11, 2008 - Posted by | Firefox, Technology

4 Comments »

  1. Protecting children online it might be quite difficult. I’m glad you find a solution. I use for this problem a parental software because it’s easier for me. As i’m not an advanced computer user, this was the best option. http://www.applicationblocker.com

    Comment by Anelly | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. You can, its a firefox add on. you just need firefox.

    Comment by bob | October 28, 2009 | Reply

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