Thursday, August 19, 2010

OpenDNS may enhance parents' ability to filter websites for kids

The following video from PC Magazine shows how parents could use OpenDNS on their router, and enter blacklisted and whitelisted sites that minors are allowed to see. This is explained at about 4:30 into the video (not embeddable). The flm demonstrrates the settings with Netgear.

There are ways to provide protection from other minors’ hazards as well, such as phishing. Typo errors, which can lead to porn, are also prevented.

Check David Burt's "Review: OpenDNS Adult Site Blocking" at Get Parental Controls here. He reports a healthful underblocking rate of 96% on a test apparently performed in 2007.

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