This blog post from ParentingIdeas.org lists how to set up the major search engines to default to safe search mode. None of these will be 100%, but they do filter out most of the inappropriate search results. For market leader Google, it’s very simple.
1. Go to Google preferences.
2. Select safe search and click save.
That’s it. Google with set a text cookie in your browser that activate safe search every time you visit Google. Do this from each computer in the house and you search results will be relatively protected. The cookie is browser specific so you’ll need to do it with IE / AOL / Firefox etc if you use multiple browsers.
I am a single parent and when my children were growing up, I would buy every learning software I could buy. The problem was that was the last time it was ever opened! It became shelfware. I suffered with parental guilt! So, I developed a software solution. It does not compete with web surfing or instant messaging. It complements it! Here it is: www.MasteryPro.com Mastery Pro Executive Summary You’re wasting your money buying educational software...if your kids never use it; Even the best designed educational software does not compete for a child's attention compared to video games, TV and online chats with friends. And can you monitor them? MasteryPro is, simply put, a patented software program that is designed to temporarily interrupt a computer or gaming machine and force the user to participate in some form of mastery learning. It will restart precisely where it stopped upon the user completing a short task that is prescribed by the pass coded administrator. Students/users are rewarded for good behavior by earning additional time on the computer or game. It provides appropriate feedback to students, explains the correct answer, and contains a management system to keep track of student progress and blindly emails the results to the teacher. The computer monitors correctness, timeliness and the parameters of all actions. MasteryPro improves focus, sharpens memory, reduces stress, and increases the capacity to master new information. MasteryPro was developed primarily to auto educate students of all ages as well as adults that want to force themselves to learn a skill or prepare for a government license through Mastery Learning. i.e. 7th grade math, pilots license, SAT, Civil Service, Real Estate, Vocabulary, Drivers license, Foreign Languages, LSAT, Product knowledge, etc.; building blocks for more meaningful learning. The system allows the Parent/administrator to design, create, modify, and distribute the learning modules to other trainees. The trainer may define a series of questions: either true or false, multiple choices, numeric, matching, or essay. MasteryPro is distributed free via the internet with a limited amount of learning modules (capitals, trivia, earth quake readiness, child fire prevention etc.) by distributors like download.com. Once the end user downloads the free program, they will be invited to buy, via the Internet, additional learning modules for relevant grade levels as well as any other areas of learning. The basic module will allow the user to prepare custom tests. MasteryPro will be upgraded free via the Internet, which can be easily customized to address the educational needs of practically any discipline. We will send the test maker module out to teachers free and encourage them to get their students on MasteryPro. MasteryPro will become the portal to all educational software. MasteryPro will aid in the parents need to train their children in a busy and dangerous world and reduce parental guilt. CEO Mad Dog Software, LLC. 10 Media Center Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 928.704.7272 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFKUXZZtVo
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