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(kfor.com)   Miss America Lauren Nelson, who advocates safe online surfing, introduces kid safe browser   (kfor.com) divider line 83
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2007-10-06 11:22:51 AM  
I hope the browser itself have better grammar than miss america's site for the web.
 
2007-10-06 11:26:08 AM  
I looked into it. All it does is white and black list sites. It is Windows only and costs $4.95 but has a 30 day trial. Oh, it also has Miss America dancing around as your internet guide. Perfect if you want your little boy to grow up gay. In short, it is worthless.
 
2007-10-06 11:28:04 AM  
Thats pathetic.

And I bet she sells a lot of them.

Best thing for home user safety since the STOP INTERNET BUTTON
 
2007-10-06 11:37:28 AM  
After looking at the website, I am very glad that I will never reproduce. I would hate to think of a child of mine becoming a vapid whore like Miss America.
 
2007-10-06 11:38:58 AM  
A kitten safe browser my ass.

/got nothin
 
2007-10-06 11:39:17 AM  
It also has an animated Nelson walking children through the online experience and advising them about Internet safety

www.esreality.com

"You can't look at porn."
 
2007-10-06 11:40:03 AM  
Can we see a picture of Miss America in that article? Noooo, of course not.
 
2007-10-06 11:40:41 AM  
BigDumbGuy: I looked into it. All it does is white and black list sites. It is Windows only and costs $4.95 but has a 30 day trial. Oh, it also has Miss America dancing around as your internet guide. Perfect if you want your little boy to grow up gay. In short, it is worthless.

Well, reading up on Vista (70-620 test), you can do that built into the OS. Parents can also restrict games (on ratings) and programs and time on the computer (last is GUI adaption of XP Pro-only feature).

If this is used with Vista, you can lock down your computer so much your kids will rebel in an instant in other ways.

Uptight parents now have the tools to become even more uptight.
 
2007-10-06 11:42:20 AM  
I'm sure the browser would be safe for US American kids, but what about the children in South Africa and the Iraq?
 
2007-10-06 11:43:05 AM  
undflickertail: BigDumbGuy: I looked into it. All it does is white and black list sites. It is Windows only and costs $4.95 but has a 30 day trial. Oh, it also has Miss America dancing around as your internet guide. Perfect if you want your little boy to grow up gay. In short, it is worthless.

Well, reading up on Vista (70-620 test), you can do that built into the OS. Parents can also restrict games (on ratings) and programs and time on the computer (last is GUI adaption of XP Pro-only feature).

If this is used with Vista, you can lock down your computer so much your kids will rebel in an instant in other ways.

Uptight parents now have the tools to become even more uptight.


Come, now!!! I'd never get laid if it weren't for uptight parents who farked up their daughters!!!
 
2007-10-06 11:45:30 AM  
My child has an internet safe browser, IE 7.

It has one of the most unique, novel child-safe features ever invented:

Either my wife or myself monitor what he does on it.

/Parenting: because it's NOT all about YOU!
 
2007-10-06 11:48:10 AM  
Mugato:

Magnificent! thank you.
 
2007-10-06 11:51:35 AM  
cerberus9: Parenting: because it's NOT all about YOU!

But, but, MY child is a special little snowflake!!1!
 
2007-10-06 11:52:50 AM  
eddyatwork: cerberus9: Parenting: because it's NOT all about YOU!

But, but, MY child is a special little snowflake!!1!


Well then, by proxy, so are you!
 
2007-10-06 11:53:23 AM  
cerberus9:
+2
But you forgot "most effective" in describing the features.

/applause
 
2007-10-06 11:54:06 AM  
As a techie, I think the simplest solution is to write a rootkit for your own home computer that does things like randomly pop up a screen with your picture on it to remind the kids that you're watching their every move. Ideally you'd actually record keystrokes, sites visited, programs opened, etc. But that takes work to review it. Sometimes scaring them is enough to bring compliance.

When they know enough to successfully remove the rootkit themselves, they're ready for whatever else they may find out there on the web.
 
2007-10-06 11:54:58 AM  
A Miss America promoting a censored browser?

I assume that means there are nudie pics or a sex tape out there?

/or the Miss America folks want future perverts to get used to having only their girls to ogle
 
2007-10-06 11:55:08 AM  
So does it allow them to look at pictures of Miss America in underwear or not?
 
2007-10-06 11:59:00 AM  
Nice. She's spending all this time and energy on kid-safe browsers while so many children in this country are without maps.

Won't someone please think of the maps?
 
2007-10-06 12:00:31 PM  
ImprovOmega
that does things like randomly pop up a screen with your picture on it to remind the kids that you're watching their every move

Didn't I just read something about forcing policemen pop-ups on users' computers somewhere?
IIRC it was China's idea.
 
2007-10-06 12:01:36 PM  
"Nelson's interest stems from a personal experience when she was 13.

She says she and some friends went to an Internet chat room and provided personal information.

Within a week an online predator was e-mailing lurid photos. She says she and her friends told their parents who contacted authorities."


Sounds to me like the problem isn't the internet. Sounds to me like the problem is too much STUPID.

If your kids are so dumb as to give private information to people in chat rooms, then they're dumb enough to get into a car with a stranger "looking for his lost puppy."

You fail as a parent, just like Miss America's parents failed. No amount of fancy blocking software is going to help you.
 
2007-10-06 12:02:56 PM  
eddyatwork: After looking at the website, I am very glad that I will never reproduce. I would hate to think of a child of mine becoming a vapid whore like Miss America.

Somehow, I don't think reproducing would be an option for you, even if you wanted to do so. You strike me as one of those fat, greasy dorks that inhabit every companies IT department, splitting your time between playing a female Night Elf Paladin, and calling random people that you've never met "vapid whores".
 
2007-10-06 12:03:41 PM  
Heh, I went to the same Highschool as Lauren Nelson. I graduated 4 years before she did, but my current roommate who is 3 years younger than I am used to fool around with her.

She isn't as wholesome as she claims.

/DNRTFA
 
2007-10-06 12:05:40 PM  
AladinSane: eddyatwork: After looking at the website, I am very glad that I will never reproduce. I would hate to think of a child of mine becoming a vapid whore like Miss America.

Somehow, I don't think reproducing would be an option for you, even if you wanted to do so. You strike me as one of those fat, greasy dorks that inhabit every companies IT department, splitting your time between playing a female Night Elf Paladin, and calling random people that you've never met "vapid whores".


NE's can't be pallies.

/kill me, please
 
2007-10-06 12:08:21 PM  
Does it block out pictures of former Miss America winners, like Vanessa Williams?
 
2007-10-06 12:08:37 PM  
Naked Miss America pics in 3..2..1..
 
2007-10-06 12:09:25 PM  
THIS (new window) is why we need internet safe browsers
 
2007-10-06 12:09:44 PM  
AladinSane: Somehow, I don't think reproducing would be an option for you, even if you wanted to do so.

I see you looked at his profile.
 
2007-10-06 12:10:29 PM  
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2007-10-06 12:10:30 PM  
MaximumTravis: Heh, I went to the same Highschool as Lauren Nelson. I graduated 4 years before she did, but my current roommate who is 3 years younger than I am used to fool around with her.

She isn't as wholesome as she claims.

/DNRTFA


Gee, really?
 
2007-10-06 12:11:32 PM  
okiedoke.com
"Stop looking at pron and look at me!!!"
 
2007-10-06 12:15:16 PM  
Also, if you switch some of the text, the linked missamericakids.com site could double as portal of a random "teen" porn sites:

* pink/bubble gum colors
* airbrushed head shots of some smiling blonde
* "Click here for instant access!"
* "Learn More" ("Take the tour")
* "member benefits"/"What's inside" list
* "security logos" of a random company surrounding the sign up are
* "We respect your privacy" (and all IP packets will be wrapped in plain brown paper bags)


/well they kinda are in the same business anyway
 
2007-10-06 12:15:27 PM  
PandaWatch: "Stop looking at pron and look at me!!!"

I never was much for a gal with a six-pack.
 
2007-10-06 12:22:41 PM  
I would like a Miss Teen America browser with a guide to Naked Miss Teen America locations.

/"sit over there" etc
 
2007-10-06 12:26:11 PM  
blahpers: PandaWatch: "Stop looking at pron and look at me!!!"

I never was much for a gal with a six-pack.


Yeah, I'm more of a keg person myself

/possible NSFW
 
2007-10-06 12:32:04 PM  
Has anybody mentioned K9 Web Protection (new window) yet? It's free, and it works pretty well. Doesn't take the place of parenting, of course, but it's a handy tool (and it works better than whatever they have at my kid's school).
 
2007-10-06 12:32:15 PM  
BigDumbGuy: Oh, it also has Miss America dancing around as your internet guide. Perfect if you want your little boy to grow up gay. In short, it is worthless.

How exactly is a woman who dances around the browser going to make my son gay?
You use that word, but I do think it means what you think it means.
 
2007-10-06 12:33:15 PM  
Just give them the Lynx browser and filter all the naughty words like they do here. Then just put in an outbound filter that stops them from putting in names, addresses, phone numbers and D.O.B.

Voila, no pictures, no bad words, no information. Boring...but safe.
 
2007-10-06 12:33:39 PM  
cleanie: I'm sure the browser would be safe for US American kids, but what about the children in South Africa and the Iraq?


But you already said that it was safe for US american kids!
 
2007-10-06 12:36:38 PM  
Meh. I've got Mike's Ad Blocking hosts file and PureSight on my kids' computer. PureSight is free from TimeWarner.

PureSight also has the ability to limit what times the kiddos can use the computer.
 
2007-10-06 12:38:08 PM  
www.i-imagehost.com

If you don't keep your kids away from pron... no one will.
 
2007-10-06 12:38:24 PM  
Okay, the kid-safe browser is all well and good, but there's a market niche still needs filling:

The kitten-safe browser.

Basically, that's a browser that whenever you do a GIS for your favorite porn star, you get this. (new window, seems to be SFW, at least on the first page.)

/ You don't want to know where Foobies.com takes you.
 
2007-10-06 12:41:09 PM  
I have kids. I couldn't care less if they see porn. I do care about whether or not they can spell, and the type of language they pick up online. Unfortunately, fixing that issue is something no one wants to tackle.
 
2007-10-06 12:47:36 PM  
Chilton: I have kids. I couldn't care less if they see porn. I do care about whether or not they can spell, and the type of language they pick up online. Unfortunately, fixing that issue is something no one wants to tackle.

If only there were some sort of institution you could send your kids everyday that had someone to teach them...
 
2007-10-06 12:52:25 PM  
AladinSane: eddyatwork: After looking at the website, I am very glad that I will never reproduce. I would hate to think of a child of mine becoming a vapid whore like Miss America.

Somehow, I don't think reproducing would be an option for you, even if you wanted to do so. You strike me as one of those fat, greasy dorks that inhabit every companies IT department, splitting your time between playing a female Night Elf Paladin, and calling random people that you've never met "vapid whores".


Wow pretty harsh pal....do you needz a cookie? BTW when I googled vapid whore and laurie nelson's bio came up in the search
 
2007-10-06 12:52:26 PM  
"Perfect if you want your little boy to grow up gay."

Got bad news for you sport. If your little boy is gay, he started out that way.
 
2007-10-06 01:00:27 PM  
Censorware does not make kids safe. "Protecting" kids from porn only makes parents feel good; if they're old enough to seek it out, they're old enough to look. "Don't meet people offline without me around" works as far as protecting kids from the big bad predators goes.

/Child of the internet age
//fed up with all the fearmongering
 
2007-10-06 01:02:42 PM  
Heroic Poser
How exactly is a woman who dances around the browser going to make my son gay?

Maybe it's because of this: "Fun beautiful interface that girls love and some for boys!"


/so, boys are getting some if they use that browser..
 
2007-10-06 01:06:32 PM  
MooseUpNorth: Okay, the kid-safe browser is all well and good, but there's a market niche still needs filling:

The kitten-safe browser.


That's true, and kitten safe sites, too. I opened up that Miss America thingy and her voice came screaming out of my speakers-scared the hell out of little Wendy.
 
2007-10-06 01:09:03 PM  
I already have the best web-safe browser on the planet. It's called Safari running on a mac with parental controls turned up to ELEVEN.
 
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