Blocking Internet Sites
Soooo, my son (13) has decided to access porno sites via his DInc's internet after we locked acccess to these same sites on his laptop. Part of me wants to give him a high five, but the mother in me wants to completely block his access. Is there a way to prevent access to certain internet sites via the DInc's Internet Settings?
Thanks in advance for any help.
- 02-10-2011, 04:12 PM #2
- 02-10-2011, 09:44 PM #3
I spent some time looking into this one.
The Android browser only filters content via a hosts file. You could, in theory, filter out any website you like by pointing it to 127.0.0.1 in the hosts file, but thats a whole lot of typing (there's a whole lot of porn out there), and you have to be rooted to edit it to start with.
It's possible that a third party browser can do what you need, but I couldn't find one. And even then, you would have to find a way to keep your son from using the default browser.
Unfortunately, theres no easy solution for this one that I can see. As mentioned, see what Verizon has to say about it.(•‿•)
- 02-10-2011, 09:50 PM #4
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There was a post a while back from a guy who's work had VZW lock down their browser on their end and was trying to get around it. Not sure if it's a business only feature but it sounded like VZW could put up "net nanny" like features – It’s worth a call to find out.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
- 02-10-2011, 11:58 PM #5
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- 02-11-2011, 03:18 AM #6
Go on to you Verizon account web page and set the content filter. There is 3 or 4 settings to choose from.
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- 03-25-2011, 12:59 PM #14
I'm not sure if it works, but I just downloaded TrendMicro's Mobile Security. It claims to have parental controls for web browsing. Another issue would be if he is using any type of RSS program. Not sure if any product covers them.
I use TrendMicro on my computer and noticed the mobile product is available. I've been loathe to get a product like this for fear of it slowing my phone. But, given the risks out there, it seemed a prudent step.Droid Bionic