I have some questions about the parental control features of the Archos 7. My 10 year old son saved his money to purchase an Archos. We researched it, saw that it had parental controls, and thought it would be okay for him to get. I tried putting it in the "child" mode, but that doesn't seem to actually do anything. I read the section in the manual about the parental controls, but it really wasn't any help. It said that files marked as "adult" would be restricted, but it didn't say HOW to mark them adult and doesn't seem to work on the internet or media club. I am very techno challenged, so I really have no idea how to fix this problem. I did read a thread on here somewhere about a "parental control warning", but that didn't answer any of my questions and seemed to get ugly. I promised my son I would do everything I could to try and put some form of regulation on there, otherwise it will have to go back.
Is there any software we can add that will filter the content when on the web or in the media club? I read something about software for the Linux operating system?? dansguardian?? Is it possible to download a completely different operating system to make it more like our computer? I really don't have a clue, I've just been googling.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank you so much.
Parental control only work for files that are on the units hard drive, when in parent
mode they can be marked as "adult" and will then now show up in child
mode. Parental control does not filter access to the internet and this cannot be added through an add-on software.