Time to bring back the spirit of the beeb micro?

Apologies for going slightly off topic with this post, but I’ve discovered that undertaking the task of protecting small people online is not an easy one. There are various products, services and methods, and you still get the nasty feeling that there could be holes in any plan that tries to cover everything.

My vote is for a complete OS that is built for kids. Not only would this have safety on or offline at it’s core, it could also be a great tool for learning about IT, with various services ‘’unlocked’’ in line with curriculum learning, as well as a useful non-distracting classroom aid.

Dream on, Matt! In the meantime, here are some things I have discovered in my recent quest. I’ll add more when I find it, or please feel free to post alternative/ additional suggestions:

Safe search engines:

http://www.pandia.com/sew/2272-top-5-search-engines-for-kids.html

Browser:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/2kSd4kEteuA/

setting up limits on win 7

http://en.kendincos.net/video-pvfnljh-parental-controls-windows-7-discovery-tour.html