I have two children having an 8 year difference. I would like to limit the younger child to a list of about a dozen websites while the elder has more access. We have three networked computers.
I would like to block social networks such as facebook and twitter but not skype (relatives). My spouse and I would like full unrestricted access.
What I am imaging is a software that asks you for a username and password. Not specifying a password will limit you the most otherwise the set rules come into effect.
While free would be perfect, I would not mind paying for the software.
Any advice appreciated.
Hello. You don't need any software for your purpose. You can simply do what you want. Just follow the guidelines:
1. You told that you have 3 networked computers. So assign one for your little child, another one is for your elder child. The third one is for you and your spouse. Give all computers a different type of password. Parents know all the passwords but the children must know only their assign computer's password.
2. If you wish for blocking some sites for your kids then open your Windows Internet explorer, go to Tools> Internet option> Privacy> Sites. Here you have to write down the site address which you want to block.
3.Now if you and your spouse need to work at a same time then you can do that too. You can use one of your kid's PC. You can just unblock the website and use. Another option is: you can keep two users in your kid's PC. one is for your kid and another is for your personal use. If it needs to use your kid's PC then you can use your password protected "user" on your kid's PC.
Hope these will work for your circumstances.