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James322
11-11-2016, 05:10 AM
I would like to know how I can enhance the security features on my Mac Book. My 8 yr old son is very enthusiastic on computers and he is sharing my Macbook. I want to make sure that he is not exposed to any vulnerabilities.

I Came across a blog about security measures for kids online ( https://nci.ca/7-online-safety-measures-your-kids-have-to-take/ ) You can see that, they have recommended securing the internet connection and also blocking the explicit sites, apart from monitoring his activities. I am not a computer expert, so, I request your advice and suggestions.

I have known that Macbook has the feature to block the explicit content quite easily, but I don't know how. Also share an other tips for enhancing the security on the web.

Thanks for your time.

McBie
11-11-2016, 08:07 AM
Hi,

OS X has a feature called " Parental Controls " .
This will allow you to set a few controls to protect your children from ( accidently ) doing bad things.

Have a look here to start with.
http://www.howtogeek.com/204512/using-os-xs-parental-controls/

If you google for OS X Parental Controls, a lot of stuff will be available to read.
Parental controls is not bullet proof, but it may just be enough.

There are more complex/robust tools available as well.

Keep in mind that they may still stumble upon some " bad " websites, it is nothing to be worried about ... as long as they know/understand how to back away from it.

Cheers ... McBie

ferrarr
11-11-2016, 08:52 AM
Did you set up a separate user account for your son to log in and use?

chscag
11-11-2016, 10:08 AM
I would like to know how I can enhance the security features on my Mac Book. My 8 yr old son is very enthusiastic on computers and he is sharing my Macbook. I want to make sure that he is not exposed to any vulnerabilities.

The parental controls included with OS X are very basic but they do work to some extent. I suggest you give Net Nanny (http://get.netnanny.com/nn/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Net_Nanny_Broad_Match_Test&pid=3&gclid=CMvHk4zvoNACFUUdaQod9-oKjg) a try. It's much better at blocking undesireable internet content that you don't want your children to be exposed to.

digitalbulls
11-27-2016, 11:22 PM
You can use Parental Controls in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 to help prevent user accounts from accessing inappropriate content on Internet websites.

The Internet content filter is built into the core of the operating system, allowing it to filter Internet access regardless of which Web browser is used.

To enable Internet content filtering:

1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.

2. From the View menu, choose Parental Controls.

3. Select the user account on the left side of the window that you would like to enable filtering for. Note: Parental Controls cannot be enabled for administrator accounts (admin accounts will not appear in the window). Check Accounts preferences in System Preferences to see which account(s) have what level of access (Admin, Managed, and so forth).

4. Click "Enable Parental Controls".

5. Click the Content tab.

6. Chose one of the three modes under Website Restrictions. See below for a description of each.

7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for other non-administrator accounts for which you would like to enable filtering.

nickyr
11-28-2016, 09:12 AM
I use Open DNS. I find it blocks unwanted sites well.

https://www.opendns.com