[CS-FSLUG] Internet safety for school families

Vincent Danen vdanen at linsec.ca
Sun Sep 2 00:53:43 CDT 2007

* veritosproject at gmail.com <veritosproject at gmail.com> [2007-09-01 19:00:29 -0700]:

>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.

I wrote an article on setting up and configuring DansGuardian quite a
while ago; it's probably the most popular article I've ever written in


Should be enough to get you started.  I can also highly recommend
DansGuardian.  Works extremely well.

Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/

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