Guarding our children against the dangers of Internet with Open Source.
April 9, 2009
Every parents want the best for their children !
So among other, Parents subscribe for an ADSL service to a provider in order to have Internet at home and let their children freely read, write, learn and play with this amazing tool thinking it is a good thing for them.
At first glance, they are right !
Nonetheless and unfortunately Internet does also contain indecent contents, scams and so on…
Obviously YOU as adult already knows that.
But does YOUR CHILDREN know ?
So you have three choices :
1] Surf the internet with your children.
2] Let’s you children access freely to the Internet and do not care about what she/he/they is/are reading/learning/watching/etc…
3] Set Internet web site ACL- Access control List -/Black List
For my part, I will opt the third option.
So If you are like me then Open Source is the answer !
DansGuardian and SquidGuard are respectively content-control software – software designed to control which websites users can access – and Black List oriented software .
In addition, DansGuardian also includes virus filtering and usage monitoring features. Witch could be useful.
For more details, I invite you to go their respective web site – see below for URL –
BTW, these software can also be used in other domains than Children’s Internet Protection. You see what I mean ? e.g. In business compagny, firm. 😉
Rem: Maybe your provider already offer you this service via your ADSL box.
Message for my Fedora packager Friends, it should be nice to have DansGuardian packaged in the Fedora distribution.
Ok, I could do it myself but do not have time currently. 😦
Thanks for your time.