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Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:57 am
by chopper
I have two 12 year olds that would love to have the Archos 32. My biggest concern is access to the internet anytime anywhere. Does the archos 32 have any kind of parental controls, How about android? Is there an app out there that would work? If there are such controls how well do they work?

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 am
by blokey
From what i've read thusfar, there are no concrete methods of locking down android devices with parental controls.

Your best bet software-wise would be to filter the mac addresses of their devices with some specialist firewall software to control the content they have access to. To connect to the internet they would then need to connect through your controlled access point. I don't have any specific software in mind, but i have read that this is possible and commercially available. However, this is obviously only going to work at home (if there are no other open wireless connections available from neighbours) and its effectiveness is heavily dependant on the ingenuity of your children and their desire to circumvent your rules.

The cheapest and most effective solution would be simply educating them in responsible internet usage and just trusting them. Any forced measures of control are easily bypassed anyway and children who have grown with computer technology have the advantage in both their quick learning ability and the free time which they can devote to breaking any measures you might try to enforce.

My follks always let me roam free on the internet since i was about 8 or 9 (when AOL was doing well and a dial up home internet connection was a new thing) and at 13 I had my own computer in my room connected to the net. Im 26 now and though not much of a whizz kid with computers, i always managed to get past restrictive measures in place at school or on AOL pretty easily - not because i was craving immoral content but because the censorship efforts would always block things that really shouldn't have been blocked in the first place and because that was frustrating.

For a current example, just by using the opera mini browser (which is available free on android, symbian, apple's ios, blackberry and any device that alllows java apps for that manner) anyone can get an encrypted connection which will bypass any measures you or even your ISP may put in place. This is because it uses a encrypted tunnel to a proxy which effectively cuts out the middle man (you or the isp).

The lack of control from my parents did not mean that i automatically met up with random people that chatted to me on the internet (despite having been accosted many times by internet stangers) nor did i download a host of illegal content (though you can effectively lock peer to peer downloads on your router settings without specialist software if that's your main concern). If anything the freedom allowed me to develop a greater sense of responsibility.

I'll finish just by saying that i would be very surprised if any similar devices had effective parental controls (especially those with 3rd party apps ecosystems). If you can't accept your children using open devices then perhaps the microsoft zune or cowon media players might offer a more restricted experience but i'm only guessing.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:38 pm
by archosiscool
but i've seen tons of parental control software for android, why can't you just put that on the archos, they run the same operating system?

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:47 pm
by picture_alert
Parental Control for Andrioid

Picture-Alert has grown very popular over the past few months in the Android Market. This great parental control allows parents to monitor their child's camera phone activity and much more. Most parental control apps just filter or block specific apps, websites... Picture-Alert allows parents to have a more open relationship with their child. Monitoring what they listen to, movies they are watching, websites they are viewing, and pictures they are taking/receiving gives parents the ability to actually talk to their children and make them understand the consequences of their actions.

http://www.picture-alert.com

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:57 pm
by troll
and I prefer to use ActyMac DutyWatch ( www.actymac.com ) for parental control...

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:17 pm
by 7zxzasa7

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:11 pm
by 7zxzasa7
you may also use that - http://www.actymac.com/dutywatch

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:14 pm
by JeanBROWN
Hello Chopper,

http://www.timedoctor.com/blog/2011/04/ ... g-software, has a review of software for screen monitoring which I think is really helpful to your problem. It includes webwatcher, staffcop and timedoctor that have a comprehensive set of monitoring features including: keystroke logging, email monitoring and web site monitoring.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:21 am
by Gagagirl
Well, as a mac user, i am using a mac keylogger for parental control. It is a kind of mac spy software. Not bad for me.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:44 am
by Ada
blokey wrote:From what i've read thusfar, there are no concrete methods of locking down android devices with parental controls.

Your best bet software-wise would be to filter the mac addresses of their devices with some specialist firewall software to control the content they have access to. To connect to the internet they would then need to connect through your controlled access point. I don't have any specific software in mind, but i have read that this is possible and commercially available. However, this is obviously only going to work at home (if there are no other open wireless connections available from neighbours) and its effectiveness is heavily dependant on the ingenuity of your children and their desire to circumvent your rules.

The cheapest and most effective solution would be simply educating them in responsible internet usage and just trusting them. Any forced measures of control are easily bypassed anyway and children who have grown with computer technology have the advantage in both their quick learning ability and the free time which they can devote to breaking any measures you might try to enforce.

My follks always let me roam free on the internet since i was about 8 or 9 (when AOL was doing well and a dial up home internet connection was a new thing) and at 13 I had my own computer in my room connected to the net. Im 26 now and though not much of a whizz kid with computers, i always managed to get past restrictive measures in place at school or on AOL pretty easily - not because i was craving immoral content but because the censorship efforts would always block things that really shouldn't have been blocked in the first place and because that was frustrating.

For a current example, just by using the opera mini browser (which is available free on android, symbian, apple's ios, blackberry and any device that alllows java apps for that manner) anyone can get an encrypted connection which will bypass any measures you or even your ISP may put in place. This is because it uses a encrypted tunnel to a proxy which effectively cuts out the middle man (you or the isp).

The lack of control from my parents did not mean that i automatically met up with random people that chatted to me on the internet (despite having been accosted many times by internet stangers) nor did i download a host of illegal content (though you can effectively lock peer to peer downloads on your router settings without specialist software if that's your main concern). If anything the freedom allowed me to develop a greater sense of responsibility.

I'll finish just by saying that i would be very surprised if any similar devices had effective parental controls (especially those with 3rd party apps ecosystems). If you can't accept your children using open devices then perhaps the microsoft zune or cowon media players might offer a more restricted experience but i'm only guessing.

Agree. As parents, we need to supervise our little kids any time to protect them. However the truth is it is impossible for us to stay with them all the time, so we need parental control tools to help us.
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Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:05 am
by flatty
there are many kinds of parental controls for children, I've tried many of them, but I think a good monitoring and filtering software called family keylogger is very good, it could not only help you get the information of your children's online activities, but also could filter the unwanted websites, and the remote pc monitoring is used for the long distance control which is also used for the parental controlling, hope these could help you indeed!

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:35 am
by linal

Internet Control

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:13 pm
by Addybill
If i talk about parent monitoring software there are lot of available and most work perfectly.I am using Internet Control and it is nice as it provide all the alerts that child use over net.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:02 am
by tina2dove
Well, as for parental software, I like this one: http://www.dtspy.com/parental-monitoring-software.htm

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:10 pm
by Doctor Clu
tina2dove wrote:Well, as for parental software, I like this one: http://www.dtspy.com/parental-monitoring-software.htm


What do you like about it above what you have seen in other parential monitoring software?

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:47 am
by Ada
Amac keylogger. perfect Mac parental controls software.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:06 pm
by Alexsvenson
Hi! Try any parental control software, compatible with the platform Android.

Re: Archos 32 and parental controls

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:05 pm
by Alexrob
Hi there! I recommend keylogger software Refog (http://www.refog.com). I installed this program on a tablet, which is used my children to surf the Internet, and now sure of their safety.