1. KatNet's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a software package I can download that will block inappropriate sites on the internet? I have a BB Pearl 8130. I'm looking for something like Net Nanny I used to have on my PC.

    I've done some searching & haven't found anything, so I decided to come to the forum & ask the experts.

    Thanks
    Kat

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    06-22-08 09:38 PM
  2. sunkast's Avatar
    I'm curious as to why you would need such software. Couldn't you simply just not go to the web site?
    06-22-08 09:46 PM
  3. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    She might want to give a child a Berry, but not worry about where they go.

    Kat, AT&T has now launch a service ($5/month) that allows parent complete control over their children's use of services, including when they can use the phone, SMS, IM, etc., as well as block adult content.

    You might consider a switch, is all I can recomend. Blocking adult content (well) requires a server (rather than just an application on your Berry).

    Patrick
    06-22-08 09:54 PM
  4. iamjoel5's Avatar
    Also free of charge AT&T offers password protection when using the web browser...in other words the server prompts you with a password that you must enter in order to go to the link you've requested.
    06-22-08 11:37 PM
  5. KatNet's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of getting a BB for my 14 year old who is getting a bunch of babysitting jobs. I just want to protect her on her phone just like I do on our computer.
    Kat

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    06-23-08 07:49 PM
  6. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of getting a BB for my 14 year old who is getting a bunch of babysitting jobs. I just want to protect her on her phone just like I do on our computer.
    Kat

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    Ask the bazillion cops on here for advice, they probably have some. Personally, I'd say the safety of having the phone (esp. with GPS tracking) outweighes the risks, because really ultimately, safety is going to depend on you making her understand the risks and safety procedures. For example, I had to "counsel" a friend's girl for sending me a word document that she didn't realize contained her complete name, address and phone number, as well as HS address in the document tags. Merely hovering the mouse over the document she had sent to be proofed was enough to reveal all this info. Had she sent it to the wrong person, could have been disasterous.

    With AT&T, you can literally get printouts of their IM texts if you want to, and them knowing that keeps things... well errr kosher.

    Probably I'd limit the type of software on the device until she "proves" she is being responsible with it. Then gradually give her more rope. =) But, you know your daughter best, perhaps she is already ultra responsible. Somehow, I don't think teenage girls hitting the porn sites is as much of a problem as it is with the boys. Now keeping them from giving boys pictures of themselves seems to be the big thing... and that's easy... don't give them a camera.

    Good luck.
    06-23-08 08:00 PM
  7. Kronk's Avatar
    My wife is an AT&T CSR, and she loves to tell me about the diabolical laughter most parents do when she tells them about the program patrick just mentioned.
    06-24-08 01:16 AM
  8. JasonHDD's Avatar
    She might want to give a child a Berry, but not worry about where they go.

    Kat, AT&T has now launch a service ($5/month) that allows parent complete control over their children's use of services, including when they can use the phone, SMS, IM, etc., as well as block adult content.

    You might consider a switch, is all I can recomend. Blocking adult content (well) requires a server (rather than just an application on your Berry).

    Patrick

    ^^this is why AT&T is #1.....IMO
    06-24-08 04:07 AM
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