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Free parental control software

As I mentioned in this SuperUser question, I'm trying to prepare a PC for educational use by a child, and am trying to find free parental control software to keep installed and ready (their parent ...
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Software to setup Parental Controls on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)?

(Moved from Ask Ubuntu because they said it'd fit more here.) I'm completely aghast at the lack of parental controls in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and how even Ubuntu.com's suggestions are so ...
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“Computer time” monitor for children

I’ve been asked by a neighbour for a (ideally gratis) utility for Windows® that allows him to set “computer times” for his children, with rules like this (example that shows the sort of flexibility ...
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What should I put on a Nexus 7 to make it safer for my children?

I wish to encourage my children (aged 12 & 10) to use their Nexus 7 tablet (Android KitKat) as widely as possible. However, I would prefer them not to misuse the privilege. I wish to block ...
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Limit time usage on certain websites

I need software (for Windows; preferably for Android too) that monitors and restricts internet usage. It would have to split websites in 3 categories: Allowed. Unrestricted access, as often as wanted ...
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Software to block websites

I'm looking for a tool which is blocking unwanted websites. This tool should prevent children from watching websites with content which are not for them. The tool should have these requirements: ...
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Locking people out of public computer with one-time use code

At our office we have a computer (Windows XP) that anyone can use for one hour. We have the built-in parental controls enabled, so it automatically logs off after one hour. However, once the user is ...
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I need an application that logs the time spent on games

My son spends way too much time on games. I need parental control software that'll allow me to set per-day limits on a group of applications, or that will make application usage stats available in a ...
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Software/Plugin to track browser history

Is there any kind of software/plugin which keeps records of any browser history, though browser history is deleted? Or any kinda thing which mail me the browsing history? I want it as no end user can ...
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computer usage monitoring and restricting

My 12-year old is addicted to Minecraft, which I don't mind so long as he does other things and his school work does not suffer. To help him, I want a monitoring program that will restrict his daily ...
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Detecting sexually explicit content

I am looking for a program that Can detect the presence of sexually explicit images Works either on Windows, Linux or Android If possible: Accurate Free Can scan other documents (e.g. videos)
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Child surveillance and monitoring of Internet use

The child of a friend of mine was in contact with a pedophile/pervert on the Internet. I provide support for the PC of my friend and he asked me for help. The contact was on a game forum and in Skype....
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Parental control software with URL-based blacklist and the ability to disable the internet activity monitoring

I'm looking for parental control software that offers all of the following features: ability to completely disable the internet activity monitoring feature (most parental control software has the ...
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I'd like a multi-user Web filter for Windows, plus a good Web filter for Android, all for free

In my home: There's a Windows 8 laptop, which I use often. And there's a Samsung Galaxy S Relay cellphone, running Android 4.1.2, which I use sometimes. I want to help prevent myself from viewing ...
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Parent control for either Android or iOS, with no chances to reset

Two years ago we expropriated smartphone from our kid because being a game maniac he spent all his time playing games (even at the lessons). Instead we bought a very simple dialer with no any games ...
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Android time tracking and limiting with local logging (not sending to a third party)?

I only found Kaspersky which has the following problems for my purposes, in reverse order of importance: It costs money to get detailed reports. It's proprietary software rather than open source. It ...
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Parental Control for Youtube Android

I need an app for Android that's able to monitor/log the titles of watched Youtube videos on the child's mobile device with the time spent on each video and when it was watched. And this log can be ...
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Behavioral modification software to improve discipline

I am at my wits and with my seeming incapability to change my behaviors for the better. Self-help requires the will and motivation to change, and while I have an intellectual understanding of the ...
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Block myself from running a game for too long or after late hours

I used to be addicted to WoW and I healed myself by using the parental controls to block at one 30-minute slot every 4 hours. It was great. I have a new game addiction now, on Steam, and it turns out ...
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Parental internet filtering software that can block specific content rather than just whole domain names

All of the parental internet filtering software I'm aware of seems to be based around blocking entire domain names. So that's an easy problem to solve. However I'm trying to find internet filtering ...
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“program blocker” which blocks programs for a specified amount of time

I am looking for a free "program blocker" which blocks programs for a specified amount of time (e.g. 1 hour). The program must (at least) be able to anticipate the following "tricks" go to task ...
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Parental control for mint linux

I am looking for a parent control for mint linux with the following features: Allow parent to remotely lock/unlock Limit the total duration for an account to be used by all the applications. Allow ...
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Monitor kids' messages/devices

I'd like to be able to monitor my kids devices and what they're searching. Without being the bad guy and ask him for their devices to install software they think I'm evil because I want to monitor ...
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Parental control on Windows 10 for restricting computer usage

I'm looking for a software that will enable me to set restrictions on computer usage. Basically this: "Allow computer usage between 9-10am and 2-3pm. Restrict computer usage otherwise". Using Windows ...
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Remotely controllable parental controls

My child has serious issues focussing on school work. I would like to help her a bit, and am looking for a program that simply does the following. Remotely, from my computer I need to be able to put ...
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Youtube Addiction: Allow access to videos from certain channels

I want to use linux based tools (open source) to allow access to videos from ONLY certain youtube channels. Is there any tool that could help me? I think DNS masking won't work. May be the software ...
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Time-limiting app for both iOS and Android

My kids spend too much time on their devices. I want to restrict the time they can use the devices every day, plus make the devices unavailable at bedtime. A function to instantly stop the devices (...
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Software to whitelist websites on a router

Parental controls software does not block everything. Now I feel like I need to whitelist websites exclusively. I have a NetGear C3700 router. I want to block websites from the router, not the ...
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“Bullet proof parental control software?”

Is there such a thing as "bulletproof" parental control software? With one installation, I want it to work regardless of what I do in terms of adding operating systems or virtual machines to my ...
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Parental control, restrict logon time, time per day and time per program

I want to limit the PC usage for my kids. Until now, I implemented my own solution, which was fine for very young children. I now want additional features that I don't want to implement myself. This ...
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software to automaticaly closes applications after certain time

I am looking for a software (probably some parental control type software?) that will run on a computer and is able to close running applications after certain hour and also restrict access during ...
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Proxy to set child protection

My sister has a 10 year old child which starts to use computer. She needs some sort of child protection set. Microsoft is unhelpful (and downright insulting to intelligence of users) in that query, ...