Sunday, September 11, 2011

Firefox Parental control using 5 powerful addons extensions

How to Set Firefox Parental Controls.Firefox surely does not has inbuilt parental control system but it has some extremely powerful Addons which up to some extent solves the purpose.
Parents should understand that there is no bullet proof method which can act as complete solution but series of steps taken in right direction could help in the cause.
Main reason of this blog post is to help parents and guardian to apply some sort of filter on their browser but consider these adddons to be the first step because children now days are more techie,they understand these stuffs much better then we do.

Well,these are the best firefox addons which you can download and install on your windows XP/vista /or Win7 based upon the number of user currently using them.

1- BlockSite by Erik van Kempen (with 177,357 users )
BlockSite is an addon, which automatically blocks blogs/websites which you don't want to open. Moreover, this addon will OFF all hyperlinks/links to these blogs/websites, by just displaying the text without the clicking functionality.

How to use it - You can add and/or remove blogs/websites,which you don't want to visit again, with the help of the BlockSite Preferences. Open this window by clicking on the options button of BlockSite in Tools > Add-ons menu, or by clicking on the Preferences item in the context menu of the extension in the Extension Manager.

2- LinkExtend - Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools by Linkular LLC (with total 78,285 users)
LinkExtend provides meta-site-ratings for computer safety, child safety, company ethics, and popularity. Safety results come from eight online services giving you a safer browsing experience. Site links, titles, files and reviews are also included.

3 -CensureBlock 0.45 by Vasiliy Temnikov
This addon blocks sites containing pornographic materials.
Review from a user - This is absolutely perfect addon - my computerless housemate was constantly using my pc to whack off over.. I don't mind him using it otherwise so I simply put this on when he wishes to use it.

4-ProCon Latte Content Filter 3.3 by Hunter Paolini (with 55881 users )
Block web pages containing pornography or any other type of material based on keyword lists.

ProCon is a FREE content filter for the Firefox browser. It can filter any kind of material (pornography, gambling, hacking, cracking, etc...), it can also block all traffic, making sure that only desired websites (set in the Whitelist) can be accessed, and includes a profanity filter, all *like* a parental control filter.ProCon also has password protection in order to keep *others* from changing the settings.

5-FoxFilter by Inspired Effect (with 41,524 users)
Recently called "THE Parental Control for Firefox"! FoxFilter is a personal content filter that helps block pornographic and other inappropriate content. All filtering features are free! Premium features available with small support fee.
More details -This addon helps blocking content for essentially any user-defined Web site or criteria. You can quickly and easily block content for an entire site (e.g. Playboy) or enter custom keyword filters (e.g. videos, movies, images, pornography, nudity, gambling, explosives, etc.) that will be used to help block content for any site that contains these keywords. There are many pornography-related keywords already included! (see Filter Keywords below for more info). FoxFilter is designed to work with Firefox on Mac, Linux and Windows and includes password-protected settings and security features to help prevent it from being bypassed, uninstalled or disabled. A password recovery feature is also available.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Android Parental Control Apps - complete guide

Parental control/adult content filtering app should be available for Android OS driven smartphones, especially as Android is being used more and more in phones, mobile devices, and computers.

If Google is supposed to be so 'open', why not allow users to download an app that can block much of the mature content that enters through youtube (which cannot be removed) or even now apps on the android market?

In short a few suggestions for parental controls that I think would go a long way are...
• A way to hide apps from the home screen.
• A requirement to type in a password (unless an individual chooses to not require this)
• Perhaps a fast, easy way to stop internet and android market access so my child can play his games without having us check every 30 seconds what he's up to.

The best free Android Parental Control App that i could find is from smartappcloud
You can check the reviews , download this app and find some basic instruction on  and do not forget to check the its official facebook fan page.

A complete guide to above mentioned android parental control app

1- Define your admin password.

2- Select "Modify Restricted Apps List" at Configuration page.

3- Select the apps that you may decide to restrict by tapping on them.

4- Use back button to go back to Configuration.

5- Tap on the apps on Configuration page to toggle restriction for them.

6- Tap "Enable Restriction" to enable or disable restriction for the selected restricted apps.

7- Leave the app; it will run a task in background to protect the restricted apps.

8- When somebody runs a restricted app on your phone, the app will be blocked by Log in page of the parental control app. They have to enter the admin password to by pass log in page. Otherwise that will need to hit Home or Back buttons to move to home screen.

9- To remove restriction, run parental control app. Then log in with admin password. App will display configuration page, where you can disable restriction for all or individual apps.