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An approach to parental control for Firefox

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Every day more and more parents face the need to make the decision on whether allow their children to access the internet and its extensive resources to raise better informed and connected persons or surrender to equally extensive and invasive contents that just don’t fit their parenting ways and keep them away of a computer. And this is not limited to porn content but also any political, religious, military, hatred and many other kinds of contents parents may find inappropriate for their children.

FoxFilter, developed by Dywayne Johnson (Inspired Effect) adds a content filtering layer to Firefox that will keep away a large amount of unwanted content. You start by defining a list of keywords you want to filter out. These words will be checked in every page’s title, keywords, description and body and even the URL, which is important to prevent performing web searches for the keywords, a somewhat redundant and welcome added protection.

You can define certain sites to be displayed even when the keywords are found if you find these safe to visit and can customize what to look in for the keywords (title, description , URL, body).

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