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Standard User razorhazor
(member) Sun 26-Oct-14 11:16:14
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Going to need to think about Parental Controls soon...!


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So I'm what many people would think of as a typical 'IT Geek', I'm always tinkering with my home network, I've got a server running my media setup, a media center PC, all automated all sitting on a custom DD-WRT router.

But now I have a challenge... a 5 year old who wants to play on the computer as much as her daddy...

So how do you marry up the convenience of an 'open' attitude to the internet, the ease of use of all my movies (not porn before you ask!) sitting nicely cataloged on my Plex media server and my smartphones with the parental responsibilities I need to consider now that I have a daughter who's taught herself to effortlessly use iPlayer, Plex and the internet?

There's a ridiculous number of disparate solutions out there, some client based, some ISP and some router/server based. All completely separate from each other.

I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty and adopt the role of a our home IT admin guy, but its not my preferred option, does my wife really want to have to call 'IT Support' when she has a screaming 5 year old who can't watch Strictly Come Dancing because her daddies new Linux router/server/firewall has stopped working!??!

So, I'm coming you all all open arms for some ideas! How I can plan and implement a solution which handles a multitude of devices (iPad/iPhone/Android/Windows HTPC/Plex) without becoming counter-productive?

Any idea's more than welcome!

Matt
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Oct-14 12:55:42
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 26-Oct-14 13:14:20
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Create a PG friendly NAS that her preferred device can access. Effectively give them their own lan

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Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 27-Oct-14 02:16:22
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Sit with her and watch over her like any parent would do?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Oct-14 14:45:34
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She's not my daughter! At that age I wouldn't let her near any computer wink.

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Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(committed) Mon 27-Oct-14 15:35:08
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
She's not my daughter! At that age I wouldn't let her near any computer wink.


I wondered why 5yr old would want to watch Strictly Come Dancing on her own......I'm sure she'd rather be talking, playing ,interacting with her Dad - if he were not glued to his PC

Edited by Stevenage_Neil (Mon 27-Oct-14 16:02:31)

Standard User woooshuk
(committed) Wed 29-Oct-14 21:28:24
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I have deployed OPENDNS filtering to my home network and this has protected my 10 and 7 year old for the past three years. It prevents accidental sites being visited and inappropriate pop-ups etc.
It provides me with a log of all sites attempted.

However, this will not be enough when they become ready to bypass filtering. for now it has protected well.

My kids do not have access to their iPads etc without others present. This makes for a safer overall environment.
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