[ale] Mozy is changing the pricing model.

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 14:19:59 EST 2011

I agree totally. If they WANT to see it, they will and there's no
stopping them. Better practice is build the trust by helping them see
what right and wrong in an open manner.

That said I do recommend some reasonable blocks for known sites that
can do "browse by infections" and tailor the locks to discussed needs
for access otherwise.

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Michael B. Trausch <mike at trausch.us> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 13:49 -0500, Ron Frazier wrote:
>> I've used opendns for years without much problem.  It's good for
>> limiting what your teenager can do.
> Speaking as someone who remembers clearly being a teenager _and_ as a
> parent, this is fundamentally flawed.
> Parental supervision is the _only_ way one can effectively teach what to
> do and what not to do on the net.  Using OpenDNS to "filter" the
> connection not only strikes me as incredulous, but unless you have a
> firewall that blocks outbound DNS to everything save for OpenDNS, it's
> going to be absolutely ineffective.  My five year old son can do
> surprising things with my computer if left to his own devices.  I know
> this because I've let him at it, just to see what he can do.  I'm
> telling you, it was absolutely shocking.  In another year or two, it
> won't be beyond his capability at all to update the DNS resolver
> configuration.
> A teenager can figure out how to do that (and do it) in no more than a
> couple of minutes.  The only knowledge required is how to use a search
> engine---no technical skill whatsoever is required.  At all.
>        --- Mike
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James P. Kinney III
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