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Parental Controls for Internet?

Is there a way to put parental controls on Xfinity internet service so that my son doesn't know that I have control.  He knows how to go around controls on Apple computer.

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AngryMother wrote:

Is there a way to put parental controls on Xfinity internet service so that my son doesn't know that I have control.  He knows how to go around controls on Apple computer.


Kids can usually find a way around anything, despite our best efforts.

 

Just some suggestions here.  Keep the computer in a family oriented area where his surfing can be monitored by you.  Set specific time limits for him, like a set time each evening.  When that time is up, he's off the computer.  Set an administrator password for the computer, something with upper and lower case letters, numbers, symbols; write it down and keep it someplace safe.  He can only log on to the computer if you do it.  If your computer is a laptop, remove it from the family area each evening after his time and take it to your bedroom.  Laptops have an ability to be locked in place, so check your local Best Buy for one [they're like small bicycle locks except they're locked directly into the laptop], then lock it securely in your bedroom. 

 

In the long run, you ARE the parental controls.

 

I'm sure others will jump in with other ways, but ultimately, your house, your computer, your rules.




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