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WhiteListing

There are many services and software designed to "blacklist" bad web sites. But, children can learn how to get around site-blockers (and inappropriate websites are created about every minute). Parents can use "whitelisting" to allow only the websites they approve of to be seen on their children's computer(s), or account(s). We show you how on Mac OS X, Windows and *buntu Linux. Whitelists Updated 11/15/18


Mac OS X
1. Go to Apple --> System Preferences --> Parental Controls
2. Click the lock in the lower left, provide the Administrator password and press the Unlock button.
3. Click the "Open Account Preferences" button.
4. Choose (or create) the non-administrator user account.
5. Check the "Enable Parental Controls" check box and click the "Open Parental Controls..." button.
6. Select the non-admin user account on the left and the "Content" button from the row of buttons near the top.
7. Click the "Allow Access to only these websites" radio button.
8. Delete sites already listed you don't want to whitelist.
9. Add sites in the whitelist-mac.txt file (the Primary and Secondary Educational websites we link to) and any others you approve of.

Submit suggestions and corrections via email: children at savingus dot org




Windows
1. Go to Microsoft's Family Safety website and sign in with a parent account.
2. Click Edit settings under the child's account (name).
3. Click Web filtering.
4. Select "Turn on web filtering," and move the slider to the most restrictive; Allow list only.
5. Click Web filtering lists.
6. Add the web addresses found in the whitelist-windows.txt file (the hundreds of Primary and Secondary Educational websites we link to) along with any others you wish to allow access to in the http:// text box and click "Allow." Use the drop-down list next to the text box to allow access from additional child accounts.

Submit suggestions and corrections via email: children at savingus dot org


Linux
*buntu Linux

Open a terminal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[T]
Backup the hosts file:
sudo cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.old
Then edit the hosts file:
sudo <text editor> /etc/hosts
Common text editors are gedit and leafpad

Add the sites in the whitelist-buntu.txt to the hosts file. To add more sites, go to an IP lookup page such as this one or this one. Note: Many websites pull-in content from other places. View the page source to find all the different server addresses you might need to render the page. When you're done editing, save and "X" out of hosts.

Backup the nsswitch file:
sudo cp /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf.old
Then edit the nsswitch.conf file:
sudo
<text editor> /etc/nsswitch.conf
Find the hosts line and remove everything but hosts: files. Save and "X" out.

Now everything except pre-approved sites are blocked. Edit the hosts file again to allow access to additional websites (or remove sites). Warning: Chromium and Google Chrome browsers may bypass /etc/hosts, allowing unrestricted Internet access and negating the purpose of whitelisting.

Run updates by reverting to the backup copy of the nsswitch file:
sudo cp /etc/nsswitch.conf.old /etc/nsswitch.conf
and
saving. Revert back again after updates are complete:
sudo
<text editor> /etc/nsswitch.conf
Find the hosts line and again remove everything but hosts: files and save.

Submit suggestions and corrections via email: children at savingus dot org










Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord.

(Colossians 3:20)

Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.

(Colossians 3:21)

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.

(Exodus 20:12)

My son, listen to your father's instruction, And don't forsake your mother's teaching:

(Proverbs 1:8)

Both young men and maidens; Old men and children: Let them praise the name of Yahweh, For his name alone is exalted. His glory Is above the earth and the heavens.

(Psalms 148:12-13)