Parental control & whitelisting in a classroom

dbclinton dbclin at
Thu Mar 27 01:32:11 GMT 2008

What I eventually settled on (and what has worked very well for me) is
Safesquid ( - they provide a browser-based graphic
interface and lots of tech support getting you over the initial learning
curve. You set up profiles which can include or exclude any users or
groups of users from any set of rules. And the software is free for (I
believe) up to ten users (it's based on users, not clients).
Good luck,

On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 13:17 -0700, Sergio Dicandia wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm starting an Edubuntu lab in a primary (K12) school in Italy, with
> a P4/3Ghz server and ten PIII/800 thin clients. 
> Kids just need - and teachers want - to access just a bunch of
> controlled sites (less than 10, a sort of whitelist of allowed sites),
> blocking all the rest of the Internet.
> It's a slightly restrictive approach, but at the moment that's what we
> have to do.
> Is there a simple way to do it, without building a squid+dansguardian
> box ?
> It would be also nice to allow teachers to access the whole Internet:
> that should be depending on the users logging in (kids just use 10
> different users, named after the PC they're working on).
> Thanks in advance,
> Sergio
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