[CS-FSLUG] Internet safety for school families

veritosproject at gmail.com veritosproject at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 21:00:29 CDT 2007

On 9/1/07, Yama Ploskonka <Yama at veritasacademy.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am due to give a talk on computer safety to parents in the Christian
> school I work in.  I had happily planned to talk about keeping yourself
> safe from macros and malware by using Linux or at the very least Firefox
> and Open Office, but when I did a bit of googling I came to realize that
> apparently chatting and irresponsible surfing (excessive time, evil
> websites, my-space) are more of a real daily problem especially for
> families with teens.
> It appears this can be dealt with through education or monitoring
> software.  We all know that education don't work for most (bad grammar
> on purpose), as a teacher I can say so :-(
> Do you'all know about Open Source monitoring / filtering software?
> There was some sort of Christian Linux somewhere, does it come with
> something like that built in?

Yeah, it's called DansGuardian. http://www.dansguardian.org/ is the
site. I've seen it in action, and it's effective enough. The only hard
part might be difficulty of configuration; it's a command line app
meant to run over Squid or another proxy.

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