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2019-04-15 01:59:15 AM  
In October last year, a group of around 80 male Notre Dame students called for a campus-wide porn filter in a letter to the editor in student-run newspaper The Observer. The open letter noted that an online petition supporting the cause already had about 1,000 signatures from students, faculty and staff.

Dudes, you don't want to see porn, don't look at porn. But stop trying to tell everyone else they're not allowed to look at porn.
 
2019-04-15 02:08:27 AM  
Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.
 
2019-04-15 02:23:29 AM  

redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.


You do have opt in porn filtering available. Unless your child is just handed a computer/device from YOU the parent...without some sort of parental control software installed on it by YOUR SELF...YOU The PARENT.

It's not up to make every farken else 'opt' in because you can't be bothered to install one of the many 'net nanny' local software solutions on your child's device.

The problem with "opt in" filtering on a ISP level is that 'who decides what's banned?" ...ultimately it would the ISP. So no guys kissing, but girls Kissing is okay...murder is fine if two guys kill each other...But don't kiss"...etc..etc.

When you get your ISP making those choices for you it gets pretty complicated. Just install whatever stuff you want from one of the many 'netnanny' type sites to keep little Justin from looking at dick pics...but check off bobbies okay on the configuration file.
 
2019-04-15 02:32:23 AM  

optikeye: redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.

You do have opt in porn filtering available. Unless your child is just handed a computer/device from YOU the parent...without some sort of parental control software installed on it by YOUR SELF...YOU The PARENT.

It's not up to make every farken else 'opt' in because you can't be bothered to install one of the many 'net nanny' local software solutions on your child's device.

The problem with "opt in" filtering on a ISP level is that 'who decides what's banned?" ...ultimately it would the ISP. So no guys kissing, but girls Kissing is okay...murder is fine if two guys kill each other...But don't kiss"...etc..etc.

When you get your ISP making those choices for you it gets pretty complicated. Just install whatever stuff you want from one of the many 'netnanny' type sites to keep little Justin from looking at dick pics...but check off bobbies okay on the configuration file.


I'm not sure what you think "opt in" means? You are admonishing me for not opting in using paid filtering software, while arguing free filtering software would force everyone to opt in.

But that's not the case. Opt in means everyone who paid the ISP gets porn by default, whereas those who want filtering would need to take action to enable it.

My kid is young enough to need me to search for things on YouTube (on the TV, desktop, iPad, and my and my spouse's phone) so I haven't looked at paid filter software yet. But in a couple years I will. I'm just saying it would be cool if this was free from my ISP to opt into.
 
2019-04-15 02:48:55 AM  

redbucket: Opt in means everyone who paid the ISP gets porn by default


No...the ISP doesn't 'deliver porn' by default.

It delivers an internet connection by default.


Like you're telephone dosen't deliver 900 numers sexmenow....but default.

It delivers a dial tone...what you do with that dial tone..and who you call is up to you.
/you're trolling aren't you...you can't be this stupid about how things work can you?
 
2019-04-15 02:56:21 AM  

optikeye: No...the ISP doesn't 'deliver porn' by default.

It delivers an internet connection by default.

Like you're telephone dosen't deliver 900 numers sexmenow....but default.

It delivers a dial tone...what you do with that dial tone..and who you call is up to you.
/you're trolling aren't you...you can't be this stupid about how things work can you?


I'm pretty confused here. You used quotes around "deliver porn" but I didn't use those words. I'm honestly not sure what you're arguing with me about, as I don't see any difference in our stated opinions once the definition of "opt in" was established.
 
2019-04-15 03:00:23 AM  

redbucket: optikeye: No...the ISP doesn't 'deliver porn' by default.

It delivers an internet connection by default.

Like you're telephone dosen't deliver 900 numers sexmenow....but default.

It delivers a dial tone...what you do with that dial tone..and who you call is up to you.
/you're trolling aren't you...you can't be this stupid about how things work can you?

I'm pretty confused here. You used quotes around "deliver porn" but I didn't use those words. I'm honestly not sure what you're arguing with me about, as I don't see any difference in our stated opinions once the definition of "opt in" was established.


Following up on your analogy, I never argued that ISPs forced porn on people. If we want to continue the really bad analogy between ISPs and 1980s phone companies, I'm just saying I should be able to opt in to a service that doesn't allow 1 900 numbers to be dialed by my phone line (this was a real thing offered by the major phone networks BTW).
 
2019-04-15 03:40:08 AM  
Wow, only 80 kids are parent puppets? Okay, some of those might be "voicing their own opinion without coercion", but it's a Catholic thing.

Make them use their 4G, most can't afford it. Unlike people like me, who has a genuine unlimited plan from the 2G era when they didn't think ahead.
 
2019-04-15 03:53:32 AM  
Adults should be allowed to make their own choices.
 
2019-04-15 04:03:05 AM  
The quiet part that they didn't say out loud: "We're not smart enough to outsmart thousands of horny college students who will take on any attempt to block porn as a challenge."

It would be easier to figure out how to block sunny day flooding in Florida.
 
2019-04-15 04:13:06 AM  
Between this and the legging thing, you'd really have to like football to go to Notre Dame.
 
2019-04-15 04:13:13 AM  
I read the comments and boy howdy!  There sure is some crazy in there!
 
2019-04-15 04:17:07 AM  
Haha, subby visits some trashy astro-turf site called 'church militant'.
 
2019-04-15 04:19:52 AM  
It's "the University of Notre Dame." Not Notre Dame University.

/alum
//pet peeve
///profit?
 
2019-04-15 04:21:18 AM  

redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.


So your ISP should spend time and money developing and maintaining an unnecessary feature that the marketplace mostly doesn't want, and then they should just give it to you for free (meaning the cost is actually baked into the shared pricing for everyone, including the people who don't want it), despite the fact that there are other companies who spend time and money developing precisely what you want so they can sell it to you as a paid product?

Sounds like socialism.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:08 AM  

China White Tea: redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.

So your ISP should spend time and money developing and maintaining an unnecessary feature that the marketplace mostly doesn't want, and then they should just give it to you for free (meaning the cost is actually baked into the shared pricing for everyone, including the people who don't want it), despite the fact that there are other companies who spend time and money developing precisely what you want so they can sell it to you as a paid product?

Sounds like socialism.


Go and find a dictionary.  Turn to the letter S...
 
2019-04-15 04:36:41 AM  

evilsofa: The quiet part that they didn't say out loud: "We're not smart enough to outsmart thousands of horny college students who will take on any attempt to block porn as a challenge."

It would be easier to figure out how to block sunny day flooding in Florida.


Better: "We're not stupid enough to invite an ugly and expensive lawsuit when the filters you're demanding stop someone from accessing something legal."
 
2019-04-15 04:43:41 AM  
So, basically a group of young men at a Catholic University who are asking to be prevented from looking at child porn? Well, at least they are seeking help, of a sort, but I wonder how many plan to go on to become priests.
 
2019-04-15 05:23:35 AM  

redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.


Ya, like all of us did back in the 'aughts!

/adjusts VPN settings on AOL
//adjust onion on belt
///oh wait, that's no onion
 
2019-04-15 05:24:12 AM  

redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.


College student not a child. Parents teach college child Cover eyes when exposed to freedoms/
 
2019-04-15 05:48:22 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Haha, subby visits some trashy astro-turf site called 'church militant'.


Weren't they all killed in the Great Sept of Baelor explosion?
 
2019-04-15 06:07:37 AM  
He does address it subby. He says thank you for your input; no.
 
2019-04-15 06:09:57 AM  

weaklingrecords: It's "the University of Notre Dame." Not Notre Dame University.

/alum
//pet peeve
///profit?


I know at least 5 Notre Dame allumni and they are nowhere near close to as pissy as a Washington University in Saint Louis alum can get when someone mistakenly thinks they went to the University of Washington.
 
2019-04-15 06:20:26 AM  
Wow. Having been raised Catholic, and worked in pretty strongly Catholic area, I've met a few militant Catholics. They were the exception, but still enough of them around to notice. I didn't know they had their own website though. I'm always curious how these people became so blindered. Their view of life is like looking at the world down the tube of a paper towel roll. Frightening.

/ FFS, I read the comments.
 
2019-04-15 06:22:36 AM  
Saw something else on the website Subby submitted which seems to be done for the sake of trolling...

The website is one promoting the doctrine of the Catholic Church. A banner proclaims an upcoming conference called Resistance, about furthering and spreading the Catholic doctrine.

I clicked. It is to be held in Dearborn, Michigan. which just happens to be home to the largest population of Muslims in the United States.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/resist​a​nce-conference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearbor​n​,_Michigan#Arab_Americans

///masterful trolling or what?
 
2019-04-15 06:32:29 AM  

ox45tallboy: In October last year, a group of around 80 male Notre Dame students called for a campus-wide porn filter in a letter to the editor in student-run newspaper The Observer. The open letter noted that an online petition supporting the cause already had about 1,000 signatures from students, faculty and staff.

Dudes, you don't want to see porn, don't look at porn. But stop trying to tell everyone else they're not allowed to look at porn.


One and done.

Farking joyless prudes.
 
2019-04-15 06:37:05 AM  

Nick Nostril: Wow. Having been raised Catholic, and worked in pretty strongly Catholic area, I've met a few militant Catholics. They were the exception, but still enough of them around to notice. I didn't know they had their own website though. I'm always curious how these people became so blindered. Their view of life is like looking at the world down the tube of a paper towel roll. Frightening.

/ FFS, I read the comments.


Fundy Catholics are rare, but those who do exist are terrifying.

//ex-Catholic
//I reached the age of reason
//RIP George Carlin
 
2019-04-15 06:51:38 AM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Saw something else on the website Subby submitted which seems to be done for the sake of trolling...

The website is one promoting the doctrine of the Catholic Church. A banner proclaims an upcoming conference called Resistance, about furthering and spreading the Catholic doctrine.

I clicked. It is to be held in Dearborn, Michigan. which just happens to be home to the largest population of Muslims in the United States.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/resista​nce-conference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearborn​,_Michigan#Arab_Americans

///masterful trolling or what?


That, or politics make for strange bedfellows (heh).

When it comes to regarding women as second-class citizens and mistreating homosexual men, the Catholic church and Islam are natural allies. Hell, the latter could teach the former a thing or two!
 
2019-04-15 07:06:31 AM  
Going to spend some quality time protesting porn filters.
 
2019-04-15 07:18:52 AM  
Time to play 'Which Farker Did This':

The purpose of porn is to destroy the Faith. Wilhelm Reich, a commie, devised a strategery combining Marx with Freud, to use sex to undermine the Faith. He noticed that his daughter stopped masturbating, when she prayed. This displeased him. Obviously, promoting masturbation is the key to destroying religious faith. More pointedly, the purpose of porn is to create Democrats.
 
2019-04-15 07:20:21 AM  

redbucket: optikeye: redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.

You do have opt in porn filtering available. Unless your child is just handed a computer/device from YOU the parent...without some sort of parental control software installed on it by YOUR SELF...YOU The PARENT.

It's not up to make every farken else 'opt' in because you can't be bothered to install one of the many 'net nanny' local software solutions on your child's device.

The problem with "opt in" filtering on a ISP level is that 'who decides what's banned?" ...ultimately it would the ISP. So no guys kissing, but girls Kissing is okay...murder is fine if two guys kill each other...But don't kiss"...etc..etc.

When you get your ISP making those choices for you it gets pretty complicated. Just install whatever stuff you want from one of the many 'netnanny' type sites to keep little Justin from looking at dick pics...but check off bobbies okay on the configuration file.

I'm not sure what you think "opt in" means? You are admonishing me for not opting in using paid filtering software, while arguing free filtering software would force everyone to opt in.

But that's not the case. Opt in means everyone who paid the ISP gets porn by default, whereas those who want filtering would need to take action to enable it.

My kid is young enough to need me to search for things on YouTube (on the TV, desktop, iPad, and my and my spouse's phone) so I haven't looked at paid filter software yet. But in a couple years I will. I'm just saying it would be cool if this was free from my ISP to opt into.


There are tons of free filtering dns servers out there. Just set your router to use one and block the ports used by other dns servers to force your users to use the one you want them to. Follow the instructions here and use one of the many filtering dnses that exist .https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us​/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules . Or get a router with built in filtering options. Most higher end models do and you can tie them to the MAC address of the internet device.
 
2019-04-15 07:23:19 AM  

redbucket: optikeye: redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.

You do have opt in porn filtering available. Unless your child is just handed a computer/device from YOU the parent...without some sort of parental control software installed on it by YOUR SELF...YOU The PARENT.

It's not up to make every farken else 'opt' in because you can't be bothered to install one of the many 'net nanny' local software solutions on your child's device.

The problem with "opt in" filtering on a ISP level is that 'who decides what's banned?" ...ultimately it would the ISP. So no guys kissing, but girls Kissing is okay...murder is fine if two guys kill each other...But don't kiss"...etc..etc.

When you get your ISP making those choices for you it gets pretty complicated. Just install whatever stuff you want from one of the many 'netnanny' type sites to keep little Justin from looking at dick pics...but check off bobbies okay on the configuration file.

I'm not sure what you think "opt in" means? You are admonishing me for not opting in using paid filtering software, while arguing free filtering software would force everyone to opt in.

But that's not the case. Opt in means everyone who paid the ISP gets porn by default, whereas those who want filtering would need to take action to enable it.

My kid is young enough to need me to search for things on YouTube (on the TV, desktop, iPad, and my and my spouse's phone) so I haven't looked at paid filter software yet. But in a couple years I will. I'm just saying it would be cool if this was free from my ISP to opt into.


https://protectyoungeyes.com/how-to-b​l​ock-porn-on-any-device-for-free/

Here is a list of several dns servers you can use. Make your router use one and then follow these instructions to block users from simply setting their own dns server and you have a free porn filter. https://support.opendns.com/h​c/en-us/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules
 
2019-04-15 07:24:15 AM  

enry: Time to play 'Which Farker Did This':

The purpose of porn is to destroy the Faith. Wilhelm Reich, a commie, devised a strategery combining Marx with Freud, to use sex to undermine the Faith. He noticed that his daughter stopped masturbating, when she prayed. This displeased him. Obviously, promoting masturbation is the key to destroying religious faith. More pointedly, the purpose of porn is to create Democrats.


Wow. It could be parody; it could be deadly-serious real.

Mental illness is a hell of a thing.
 
2019-04-15 07:29:51 AM  

aagrajag: enry: Time to play 'Which Farker Did This':

The purpose of porn is to destroy the Faith. Wilhelm Reich, a commie, devised a strategery combining Marx with Freud, to use sex to undermine the Faith. He noticed that his daughter stopped masturbating, when she prayed. This displeased him. Obviously, promoting masturbation is the key to destroying religious faith. More pointedly, the purpose of porn is to create Democrats.

Wow. It could be parody; it could be deadly-serious real.

Mental illness is a hell of a thing.


I dunno.  Using 'stratergy' and 'the purpose of porn is to create more Democrats' makes me think parody.
 
2019-04-15 07:54:12 AM  

enry: aagrajag: enry: Time to play 'Which Farker Did This':

The purpose of porn is to destroy the Faith. Wilhelm Reich, a commie, devised a strategery combining Marx with Freud, to use sex to undermine the Faith. He noticed that his daughter stopped masturbating, when she prayed. This displeased him. Obviously, promoting masturbation is the key to destroying religious faith. More pointedly, the purpose of porn is to create Democrats.

Wow. It could be parody; it could be deadly-serious real.

Mental illness is a hell of a thing.

I dunno.  Using 'stratergy' and 'the purpose of porn is to create more Democrats' makes me think parody.


Either way, it's Grade-A Poe Slaw.
 
2019-04-15 07:55:31 AM  

optikeye: redbucket: Why we don't all have opt in filtering available I'll never understand. I'd really prefer my young child not be accidently exposed to porn while searching for animated lemons having an innocent celebration. I also think my child should have to work for the porn by figuring out how to get around the filter when old enough to actively seek it out.

You do have opt in porn filtering available. Unless your child is just handed a computer/device from YOU the parent...without some sort of parental control software installed on it by YOUR SELF...YOU The PARENT.

It's not up to make every farken else 'opt' in because you can't be bothered to install one of the many 'net nanny' local software solutions on your child's device.

The problem with "opt in" filtering on a ISP level is that 'who decides what's banned?" ...ultimately it would the ISP. So no guys kissing, but girls Kissing is okay...murder is fine if two guys kill each other...But don't kiss"...etc..etc.

When you get your ISP making those choices for you it gets pretty complicated. Just install whatever stuff you want from one of the many 'netnanny' type sites to keep little Justin from looking at dick pics...but check off bobbies okay on the configuration file.


Well, yes. That's entirely cromulent.

A bit like a certain website that filters the absolute weeners outa anything it's tiny brain takes offense to.

/ Did I make the Boobies?
 
2019-04-15 08:00:20 AM  
He's doing the Lord's work.
 
2019-04-15 08:15:24 AM  

orbister: So, basically a group of young men at a Catholic University who are asking to be prevented from looking at child porn? Well, at least they are seeking help, of a sort, but I wonder how many plan to go on to become priests.


They kept saying it is about porn and child porn, but child porn is not exactly as obvious as regular porn.  So it's harder to access and filter than regular porn.  The people who download it and view it from sites that would get caught by a filter are the same people who get caught and arrested.
 
2019-04-15 08:18:07 AM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Saw something else on the website Subby submitted which seems to be done for the sake of trolling...

The website is one promoting the doctrine of the Catholic Church. A banner proclaims an upcoming conference called Resistance, about furthering and spreading the Catholic doctrine.

I clicked. It is to be held in Dearborn, Michigan. which just happens to be home to the largest population of Muslims in the United States.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/resista​nce-conference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearborn​,_Michigan#Arab_Americans

///masterful trolling or what?


The people of Dearborn will smile, wave, and take their money.

/Anyone anti-muslim should visit Detroit and then drive over to Dearborn
//The streets are clean, safe, and full of friendly people
///Pretty much the opposite of the rest of Detroit
 
2019-04-15 08:26:30 AM  
FTA:
"A CUA spokesperson said in response to the student government's resolution, "It is difficult to ignore the firm stance against pornography made by our student body."

Uh, almost 1,000 students and staff signed it according to article.

According to wikipedia's there are 14,000 students and staff.  So that is not exactly a "firm" stance.  Sure it may be a "frim" stance made by a few, but it's not a "majoty" firm.
 
2019-04-15 08:31:16 AM  
so we're greening Church Militant now.
 
2019-04-15 08:31:24 AM  
My wife asked me to look up a recipe for Boston cream pie. Make sure you put a space between cream and pie. Unless, of course, you need to kill some time waiting for the oven to preheat.
 
2019-04-15 08:43:26 AM  

Valhalla130: I read the comments and boy howdy!  There sure is some crazy in there!


I never bother reading comments outside of fark, your comment made me interested in seeing what they had in there.... and wow are you right.  From commy conspiracies to undermine out culture to gay and feminist conspiracies to undermine our culture in their final stages.

There is some next level nuttery going on in the comments there.  It would almost be amusing if it wasn't so scary.

The comment about Seattle/Washington being the pedophilia capital of the US, but after "years" of research they've found that it was indiana.  Of all places Indiana?  The place that Pence calls home?  The place that just passed religious freedom law, aka discriminate against non Christian laws?  This person is batshiat crazy.

The scariest part is all these people are talking about how bad all this stuff is and how it promotes pedophilia, yet the catholic church isnt exactly known for being tough on pedophiles.  In fact they keep them safe to keep preying on young kids.

Glass houses and all that.
 
2019-04-15 08:56:57 AM  

dkulprit: FTA:
Uh, almost 1,000 students and staff signed it according to article.


Notre Dame has a rather large divinity program with many visiting and enrolled priests and seminarians.  You could have 1,000 signatures but only 100 undergraduate students.  I know several present ND undergrads.  Any move to filter internet access would be met with protests.
 
2019-04-15 08:58:18 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: https://protectyoungeyes.com/how-to-b​l​ock-porn-on-any-device-for-free/

Here is a list of several dns servers you can use. Make your router use one and then follow these instructions to block users from simply setting their own dns server and you have a free porn filter. https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules


I'm a librarian I am glad you saved me the trouble
One more thing
iDevices have built in parental controls

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201​3​04
 
2019-04-15 09:41:50 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: The_Homeless_Guy: https://protectyoungeyes.com/how-to-bl​ock-porn-on-any-device-for-free/

Here is a list of several dns servers you can use. Make your router use one and then follow these instructions to block users from simply setting their own dns server and you have a free porn filter. https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules

I'm a librarian I am glad you saved me the trouble
One more thing
iDevices have built in parental controls

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2013​04


Google has such features as well. Frustratingly though they don't have a way of letting kids use YouTube on a chrome book with a kid account (they make YouTube kids for Android but not ChromeOS). I eventually just scrapped kid mode and do the dns thing now.
 
2019-04-15 10:03:17 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Cornelis de Gyselaer: The_Homeless_Guy: https://protectyoungeyes.com/how-to-bl​ock-porn-on-any-device-for-free/

Here is a list of several dns servers you can use. Make your router use one and then follow these instructions to block users from simply setting their own dns server and you have a free porn filter. https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules

I'm a librarian I am glad you saved me the trouble
One more thing
iDevices have built in parental controls

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2013​04

Google has such features as well. Frustratingly though they don't have a way of letting kids use YouTube on a chrome book with a kid account (they make YouTube kids for Android but not ChromeOS). I eventually just scrapped kid mode and do the dns thing now.


Since all currently supported Chromebooks support the Android Play Store can't you just install YouTube kids from there?
 
2019-04-15 10:05:07 AM  
Am I the only person who manages to use the Internet on a daily basis without somehow opening child porn? Twenty years, I've never seen any. (And I used to horse around back on rotten.com and portal of evil back in the day.)
 
2019-04-15 10:12:29 AM  

robodog: The_Homeless_Guy: Cornelis de Gyselaer: The_Homeless_Guy: https://protectyoungeyes.com/how-to-bl​ock-porn-on-any-device-for-free/

Here is a list of several dns servers you can use. Make your router use one and then follow these instructions to block users from simply setting their own dns server and you have a free porn filter. https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/a​rticles/227988027-How-to-prevent-users​-from-circumventing-OpenDNS-using-fire​wall-rules

I'm a librarian I am glad you saved me the trouble
One more thing
iDevices have built in parental controls

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2013​04

Google has such features as well. Frustratingly though they don't have a way of letting kids use YouTube on a chrome book with a kid account (they make YouTube kids for Android but not ChromeOS). I eventually just scrapped kid mode and do the dns thing now.

Since all currently supported Chromebooks support the Android Play Store can't you just install YouTube kids from there?


Not a month ago. Nope. It said it wasn't compatible and my son threw a fit about not being able to watch Nintendo hint videos. Dumbest thing ever. It actually worked about 6 months ago until Google switched stuff up.
 
2019-04-15 11:35:47 AM  
The big issue is liability, or perceived liability.

Basically, as soon as they start blocking anything, they become responsible for blocking everything.  Which means that with a filter in place, someone sees a boob or whatever and gets offended, the college is now on the hook - "you've blocked all this other stuff, you failed to block this, pay my client"
 
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