Getting started with parental control software
Use parental control software to help keep your kids safe online
K9’s Web Protection software is free and will automatically block inappropriate websites and let you specify which websites your child can access.
The current version only filters websites and does not include the ability to block the use of other programs, but you can supplement K9 with tools built into your security software or operating system.
Here’s how to get started with K9 on a Windows PC.
Signing up and downloading
Go to the K9 website and click Get K9 Now.
Next, enter your name and email address. Check your email and take a note of the licence key.
Click Download Software. Choose the correct version for your system. Save the file to your desktop.
Installing the software
Double-click the file to run it, and follow the Wizard to install the software, entering your license key when asked.
To administer K9 Web Protection you’ll need to create a password that your child won’t guess.
You can choose to add an icon to your desktop to allow you to access settings easily. Restart the PC.
Using parental controls to block web content
Click the K9 Web Protection icon to access the K9 Web Protection Administration screen and click Setup to view the main configuration options.
Under this section, you can choose the level of protection you want.
The standard setting, targeted towards 10-13 year olds, blocks all online networking sites (including YouTube), all sexually-related sites (including sex education), and sites related to gambling, violence, and so on.
The weakest level is ‘monitor’, which allows all sites through but lets you monitor traffic. ‘Custom’ lets you specify filters in more detail.
You can also block your child from accessing websites that contain certain words in the web address or appear on the page itself (under ‘URL keywords’).
If there are websites you want the software to always block or always allow you can specify this under ‘Website exceptions.’
More information is on the Which website here