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This functionality is provided natively in Windows 8 - under a feature tied into user accounts called "Family Safety". This provides the following functionality: Limit how long a user can use the computer per day Apply curfews to prevent use after a specific time Control web browsing Windows store and ESRB game rating restrictions Application restrictions ...


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Well, if you want a real lightweight solution, create an account with OpenDNS.org and use it as your DNS server. You can set it up on the computer or at your router. Set categories to block, sites to white-list or black-list. Of course this does nothing to limit time on the internet, nor what can be run locally. On the other hand, it has absolutely no ...


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You can use WhatPulse: Most features are free Windows/Mac/Linux It records the total time spent in each program Stats are available online as well as on the desktop client (from which you can export them as CSV). Support several computers It records the number of clicks per application: It records the time spent per application: As a premium service you ...


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NQ Family Guardian might be a candidate: Blocking access to specific websites: It offers a Web Filter to block inappropriate websites. Deny Buying random stuff on my credit card: It has an App Filter, so you can decide which apps should be used. Exclude e.g. Playstore so they cannot buy apps. Allow Contact with friends: The included contact filter can be ...


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Parentsaround Parental Control should do the trick for you Parental Control for Android which includes safe browser, apps control and time management. This application is a parental control for android phones and tablets, which allows to : Define applications accessible by the child during his schedule Set up rescue applications : they will ...


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You can use Xfire: free stats available online Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (on Mac OS you can use MacFire, which is an open source implementation for of the Xfire network protocol for Mac OS X.) designed to record game stats:


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Although the newer versions of Windows does the same thing, you can try Timeout. Romaco Timeout is a free computer tool that can restrict the amount of time that a child (or anyone) uses their computer for. It has modules that can restrict the length of a session, create a cumulative daily time limit, set a window of time that the computer is available ...


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In LinuxFormat I read about DansGuardian, where it is described as 'The best web content filter, bar none.' It is available in most distro repositories, and works (as far as I understand) as a sort of proxy server that you then configure your browser to use (127.0.0.1 at port 8080). In /etc/dansguardian/ it has lists with banned URLs, whole websites, and ...


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The short answer is that most probably not. As the saying goes "A lock does no more than keeping an honest man, honest." Almost anything can somehow be bypassed if the blocked person is geeky enough. Of course, you can try the best, but only a good software (probably need a special router) that uses total whitelist (that way VPNs etc will not work) in the ...


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Most sexually explicit images usually come from/are hosted off of sexually explicit websites. E.g. Porn Websites which are crawled and appear in search engines such as Google Images. Because of this I would recommend using a web filter such as K9webprotection. It's free, can be used for personal use and is available on Android, IOS, Windows and Mac OS. You ...


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I am using a program that works well in Windows only. It is called "Media Detective" and is available here It is only a scanner of files and internet history and does not have real time protection. It scans pictures and videos and attempts to detect the "Skin Color". If too high a percentage of skin color is present it flags the picture/video and assembles ...


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Here https://github.com/vasyaod/parental-control a simple daemon is provided with following features: flexible week schedule convenient yaml config supporting multiple users time counter daily limits simple web UI (installation of UI is not obligatory) which allows to see state of consumed time for current date statistics of consumed time


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I use RescueTime to monitor myself, and I think its best feature is that it sends you the summary in e-mail so you cannot forget to check on it. It can group applications, monitor daily as well as weekly usage, and it can send alarms/notifications. I'm not sure if it can prevent applications from launching or terminate them, you might need another program ...


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I think FocusMe should fulfill all of these requirements, unless you'll want to be able to toggle activity monitoring on/off. If that's the case, as a workaround you could turn on Mac OS Parental Controls only during the times you want monitoring. This author gives some steps to take (site is a little dated but that doesn't detract from the value of the ...


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Whilst this may seem very vague (answer), it is intended to be viewed by others with different ISP (Internet Service Providers), and their equipment. Depending on how you want to broach the subject (in terms of complexity) would determine how you implement this. My first suggestion is the use of OpenWRT, which may or may not be supported on your device. ...


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I've just released a version 0.2 of my application LittleBrother that is able to monitor play time on Linux machines. Test users are welcome to try the Debian package. Instructions on how to download and use it can be found here: https://github.com/marcus67/little_brother. The installation may still be a little rough, though. These are the features of the ...


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Timekpr, (or Timekpr-Revived), does some of what you are looking for and may be worth a look. Limit login durations Limit available login times (everyday or specific days) Different limits for each login account


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You can use OpenDNS: access to Internet usage stats costs $20/year if you create an account there, it keeps a log of all DNS lookups allow to blocks access to certain websites (they provide several predefined categories of websites such as social media or adult)


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Child Control 2014 - Parental Control for Windows PCs Features: Easy to setup and manage Limits PC and Internet Usage Times Limits Times on Single *.exe/URLs Powerful Internet Filter/Blacklists Blocks Filesharing and Downloads Restrict System Settings/Folders E-Mails Parents Daily Usage Report Access from Any Internet PC Free Updates ...


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Parental controls in Windows 10 are pretty solid, but to use them you have to set the whole family up with Microsoft accounts and you have to create specific child accounts for your kids. If you prefer to use regular local accounts, you can still set time limits for how long any non-administrative user can use a computer. For more information how to setup ...


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I use Qustodio for my boys at home. It blocks apps that you do not want them to use, you can set time allowances, block questionable content etc. I get a daily report via email of the previous days activity and if they violate any rules I setup I get an immediate notification from them. All this is using their free version too (which lets you set it up ...


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Coming from experience with quite a few web blocking systems, one of the best I've seen is called K9 Web Protection. It has a quite a few features that make this program awesome. Backed by Blue Coat Systems, an enterprise level security company. Always up to date web categorizing. If you want to block games forums, questionable websites, etc. K9 is always ...


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Take a look at Qustodio While there primary focus is on protecting Internet activity, they also offer Control Games & Apps Set time limits for games & apps or block apps you don’t want from running altogether. To set up time limits per application, go under the rules for the user, then the Application rules tab, and under there, you can set up ...


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In the end, I switched the Windows machine to Norton Family in order so that I could install Qustodio on the smartphone. Qustodio is more bug-free. But Norton Family has a public support forum, tirelessly monitored by a company employee, where even non-paying users can post bug reports (and I have posted one). Qustodio, like most Web filters on Android 4....


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I ended up going with Antamedia Kiosk. However, even though they say they support Windows XP (and I contacted them to ask specifically) not all the features work on XP. If you're looking for a product like this it does the trick, but beware the company (customer support has been of no help to me).


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I am father of two children (one is even mentally disabled). Technology does not help! First: if you child don't want to change, he/she won't change. Don't talk, LISTEN. What are the dreams and wishes if your child? Try to get a good relationship otherwise you can talk and talk, but the child won't listen. After you have listened to your child for some ...


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Restrict access times and manage time slots ... remote control for Android and Windows http://netaddictfree.com/UK/Detail%20Administration.php ... and another one for Android only: http://www.screentimelabs.com


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I believe I have found a way to do what you are searching for. And I wanted to mention, timekpr is still supported, the only issues I had happened when I used the official repository or the .deb files, but when I used a specific PPA I found, it works just fine for me. Anyway, here's the solution. Time Limit Install the newer version of timekpr: sudo add-...


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Here https://github.com/vasyaod/parental-control a simple daemon for Linux is provided with following features: flexible week schedule convenient yaml config supporting multiple users time counter daily limits simple web UI (installation of UI is not obligatory) which allows to see state of consumed time for current date statistics of consumed time


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I have old 1.5 Hrz Celeron-based notebook with 512Mb of RAM and WinXP. Installed Work Examiner monitoring tool for about a year ago to control when my son is on it. I've enabled adult blocking policies (content-based) and see all chat conversations. It can be used w/o annual fees. Anyway, costed about $60 per PC I assume... So, that would be one of the ...


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