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allehn
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

How do i block websites?

NOF only issues warnings to my children - it does not actually prevent them visiting "blocked" websites. How do i configure it to actually block the site, and why does NOF say sites (eg with category "pornography") are blocked when they are not? thank you

 

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allehn
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: How do i block websites?

sort of answering my own question here...

i can now see where to configure this but the options for "How do you want to supervise web activity?" are:

 

- Give a warning but allow [child] on the site anyway

-Block the site

-Monitor only (All Web blocking turned off)

 

but i want to be able to give a warning about some sites eg computer hacking, and block other sites eg pornography.

is there any way to do this? there ought to be for NOF to be an effective parental control tool.



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KatieQ
Posts: 5,129
Registered: ‎04-09-2009

Re: How do i block websites?

Hi allehn,

 

You said "How do i configure it to actually block the site".   If you select the option "Block the site" at Settings -> Web, and if the categories of a website is selected to blocked or the website is on the black list, but the website is not on the white list, when a child tries to access the site, the child will be blocked.

 

 

Thanks,

Katie

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allehn
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: How do i block websites?

thanks katie. so when NOF says "blocked" the site may not be blocked at all, and is set only to give a warning??? Surely it should not say blocked if it isn't blocked.

How do i block some categories but not others eg I want to block pornograthy and violence, but not gaming. i just want the warning for gaming.

thanks

 

Newbie
computersup
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-09-2011

Re: How do i block websites?

You can simply use open DNS to block all adult sites.

Administrator
KatieQ
Posts: 5,129
Registered: ‎04-09-2009

Re: How do i block websites?

allehn,

 

You said "so when NOF says "blocked" the site may not be blocked at all, and is set only to give a warning???"

 

That's not true. 

 

If you have the option "Give a warning but allow XXX on the site anyway" at Settings -> Web selected, the child is able to access the website

 

If you have the option " Block the site" at Settings -> Web select, the child is not able to access the website.

 

You said " How do i block some categories but not others eg I want to block pornograthy and violence, but not gaming. i just want the warning for gaming."

 

You can block some categories by selecting the categories to be blocked at Settings -> Web.  Currently the program doesn't support the feature that blocks certain categories and gives a warning for other categories.  Could you give us a scenarios using the option you think that would help you to manage the online activities and I'll pass your suggestion to the Online Family team.

 

 

Thanks,

Katie

 

 

Symantec Employee
andrew_d
Posts: 179
Registered: ‎08-11-2008

Re: How do i block websites?

Unfortunately right now we don't allow "blocking" for some categories, and "warning" for others. I'll pass your suggestions on to our development group.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Andrew D
QA Specialist
Symantec Corp.