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patperry2766

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My 10 YO has a I-Pad and a Windows 10 laptop for school since were doing distance learning till this COVID thing plays out. Is there a good safety/security program that will work with both devises at the same time to set screen time limits, block out unwanted websites and filter content that isn't internet browser specific?

It will make it easier on us (the parents) if we just have to learn to navigate one program, instead of having one for the I-Pad and a separate one for the computer.

Trying to instill safe computer habits but set limits for him until he can learn to set limits for himself, but also to protect him for accessing the seedy underbelly on the internet unknowingly or unintentionally.

It looks like the Kaspersky Safe Kids might work, but there might be other options available that are better


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I would expect the iPad would be locked down by the school. You may not be able to install apps on it without the school admin's permission.

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It would be better to control it at the wireles router. Lots of different brands have those types of controls. Then, any other kid that comes to your house can use that wireless connection and they’d all be stopped. You can also have it store the list of sites. I’m sure there are reviews for particular models on youtube as well. Any way, some examples are below.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/shop/wireless-routers-with-parental-controls


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Are these school provided devices or your own that allow you to access the school's systems? School provided devices - at least my son's - are locked down already. Almost all sites are blocked and you can't load anything to it.


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way2roll wrote:

Are these school provided devices or your own that allow you to access the school's systems? School provided devices - at least my son's - are locked down already. Almost all sites are blocked and you can't load anything to it.


Sorry..both devices are ours, not school provided

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The key is to block everything and then allow certain sites. Proxy sites can get around everything else.
You will die of old age before you can b lock everything one at a time.


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