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Offline TandJ

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Internet blockers
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:09:49 PM »
Would you consider it objectively grave matter to not have internet filters on a computer is the computer is in a public area of the house?
 

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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 01:16:05 PM »
I would think it depends. Does your PC have a passcode that is inaccessible to the kids? Do you allow them to be on without your supervision?
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 01:24:42 PM »
Yes and no, they are supervised in a public area of the house
 

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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 01:30:21 PM »
Yes and no, they are supervised in a public area of the house
Then if there is no chance of them 'sneaking on' or anything, I would think your duty is fulfilled. Of course I am no parent, but I do have little brothers so I have made sure my laptop is inaccessible to them without me.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 01:46:50 PM »
What are you looking for specifically?
An add blocker or a filter? I only use ad blockers which take care of 95 percent or more of unwanted ads and photos i.e scantily dressed women, sexually suggestive images, porn ads etc. If you really want to perfectly eliminate degeneracy from your daily internet browsing you could use an app that disables images and prevents them from loading. Otherwise it is simply impossible to browse internet, nowadays, without being exposed to some type of filth. It wasn't like this even 5 years ago.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 01:51:23 PM »
I agree about the filth... we’ve tried before to put a blocker on our Mac but it’s not compatible for some reason. I was just wondering if this type of situation was talked about anywhere or how sinful this is
 

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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 02:04:51 PM »
I use AdBlockPlus and NoScriptSuite.  The ad-blocker mostly prevents ads (a few sneak through) and No Script prevents everything until I unblock it (permanently or temporarily).  It can be a pain at times, but after awhile you figure out which scripts are necessary and which ones just run ads, pop-ups, etc.  Keep in mind, it's easy to click on the NoScript button and modify it, so once someone knows it's there, it can easily be disabled.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 06:46:35 PM »
I use uBlock Origin. It blocks a lot more than AdBlock and it blocks all cookies, all the time.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 06:56:18 PM »
ImageBlock is the app I used to use.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 07:29:09 PM »
I believe that I have heard priests say it is.

Just realize that one or two clicks, and who knows what they will see that can destroy their innocence. Even if you are right there, it can happen.

Have you tried OpenDNS? I just looked it up, and it appears you can use it on a Mac.

I use it and an adblocker as well.
 
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 07:54:43 PM »
The best blocker is to occupy most of your day with stuff other than the internet.

Focus on work, your friends / family, working out, painting, reading books, writing, etc.
 
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 08:23:01 PM »
Just heard a sermon about this today, speaking about Grave Responsibilities of the Fourth Commandment.

At about 1:00:00

And this one speaks specifically about filters, here, at 10:17:
 
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 11:11:07 AM »
I used to block images in Safari by using this CSS file as a makeshift filter:

Code: [Select]
video{
    display:none;
}
img{
    visibility:hidden;
}
div,span{
    background-image:none;
}

Worked for the most part, but not entirely. I think a few things still managed to get through.

But the problem is, too many websites these days are so dependent upon images that you can't navigate them easily (if at all) when the images are hidden. Plus, it makes it impossible to see images when you do want or need to see them. So I was constantly going into the browser's settings to disable and reenable the CSS file, and it became too much of a hassle, so I eventually I just gave up. And so I don't use it anymore. But I'm the only one who uses my computer, and I don't have children in my home.
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Re: Internet blockers
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 08:21:51 PM »
I used to block images in Safari by using this CSS file as a makeshift filter:

Code: [Select]
video{
    display:none;
}
img{
    visibility:hidden;
}
div,span{
    background-image:none;
}

Worked for the most part, but not entirely. I think a few things still managed to get through.

But the problem is, too many websites these days are so dependent upon images that you can't navigate them easily (if at all) when the images are hidden. Plus, it makes it impossible to see images when you do want or need to see them. So I was constantly going into the browser's settings to disable and reenable the CSS file, and it became too much of a hassle, so I eventually I just gave up. And so I don't use it anymore. But I'm the only one who uses my computer, and I don't have children in my home.

Surely children might need to consult websites with images. A lot will surely look rather ugly.

Alongside or maybe a better method is to have different accounts for the computer, from an administrator account with no filters and full rights to accounts for the younger and easily distracted which block functionality which might lead them astray or make it easy for them to conceal. Obviously the admin should be setting an example not hiding his flaws.
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