Originally Posted by Pizzaman
It would be handy to know for parents how to install net-nanny and such stuff.
I don't use it. The PC they are allowed to use is in the living and they know that if they step out of line they'll be bound to the drawing book...
Works very well.
Net Nanny is an interesting thing. I personally would never use it, as it feels too much like spying. But I guess, if some parents want to spy on their kids, I should be able to offer them a safe programm to use.
The PC in the living room thing is another excellent point. If the parents don't have a computer and only want to get one for the kids sake, I would always advise them to put it in the living room, not the kids room.
Originally Posted by gtr2_race_pro
yah alot of parents have no idea how to use computer and jstu dont care, my mum had/s no idea how to use them, lucky i liked them and teach my self alot, i been looking after my own computer and the net my self since i was about 12. so maybe you should also think about teaching anti virus and things, as not many people want to sit inside and lean about how to get rid of a virus when there 12 instead of playing out side with the other kids...
The anti virus / firewall protection is a basic of course.
Does anybody have experience with kids and dubious pay sites? While researching this stuff yesterday, I stumbled upon a site where you can downlad homework. You have to register with your name and adress (which is a no-no of course) and once you've done that, you've entered a one year contract which costs 7 euros a month. The whole contract thing is rather well hidden, kids would propably not find it. I think here in Germany, 7 euros a month would fall under a pocket money paragraph, so it's not illegal, but it's still something the kids would have to be warned about.