02-15-2012 03:03 PM
Please also make sure you don't have other parental control programs on the Mac. It might interfere with the performance of Norton Online Family.
02-15-2012 03:52 PM
Yes, the profile is turned on (just the same as the PC which it works for).
No there is no other parental control monitoring software. I haven't checked the box next to the kid's accounts for parental control monitoring.
02-15-2012 04:43 PM
Just to add...
I am getting alerts both sent to me and if I go into my NOF in the alerts log. The problem is that it isn't blocking it on the mac even though I am getting the alert.
02-15-2012 06:17 PM
This is one area my issue is different from Darren's - I don't even see the attempt to access inappropriate sites being logged online - it's as if it's not doing a thing on my Mac. Again, this works perfectly on my pc.
02-16-2012 11:46 AM
Hi dastewart and blag,
Thanks for the update. Please make sure that the browser extension is actually activated. To verify if that is the case, you need to click on the Tools item on the top menu bar, go to add-ons, then click on the extensions item on the left hand side of the screen. You should see a Norton Safety Minder 2.2. or 2.1 item in there. If it has a button next to the Norton Safety Minder saying enable, you need to click that. If it says Disable, you need to click enable and then restart firefox.
Please try the following if above doesn't work.
02-16-2012 08:53 PM
That was it! FireFox just didn't have the SafetyMinder extension enabled by default. I'm not sure why it just wouldn't automatically enable it for all users upon installation, but it did fix my issue. Now, the question is there a way to prevent my kids from disabling this extension?
BTW, I saw some other posts about how to disable Safari so the kids can't use it. What I found is that you CAN enable Parental Controls and still have NOF work on the Mac - Just choose to "Allow unrestricted access to websites" on the "web" tab. Then on the "Apps" tab, you can give your kids access to all programs except for Safari (this way they can't get to Safari and get unlimited access to the internet). Works great.
Lastly, is there a way to have NOF monitor the guest account on a Mac? It does for my pc, but doesn't appear to be an option for that on my Mac.
Thanks for your help, Katie!
02-17-2012 08:19 AM
Browse extension is activated.
I re-installed NSM (again) just to be absolutely sure but the problem is still there.
However, interestingly, I did discover something while playing about with it and this is true both before and after I re-installed it.
If I go into one of the kids accounts then NSM doesn't block the websites. But if I use the Norton Quick Menu to de-activate NSM and then go back and re-activate it using the quick menu it starts working.
If I log out and log in again then stops working (unless I de-activate NSM and re-activate it again).
I think the software is flaky and I'm wondering if I have to upgrade my OS to get it working because I'm going round in circles here.
02-17-2012 12:05 PM
Can you also please reset the Web Settings? For example, select option "Monitor only (All Web blocking turned off)", then Save the change, then select option "Block the site", then Save the change again to see if these help. Just in case the house rules are not saved correctly somehow. Also, add a few websites to the allowed and blocked list, then later remove them and save the change.
02-17-2012 12:11 PM - edited 02-17-2012 12:58 PM
Thanks for the update. I'm very glad to hear it works for you now. If a child disables the Norton Safety Minder extension, the program sends an alert to the parent warning the extension is disabled.
The Mac version of NOF currently doesn't support Guest account. If you wish not to display the Guest User account at the login screen to prevent children from getting around NOF, here is an article with some tips:
If you have any questions, please let us know.