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best way to enforce secure browsing methods, especially for children, by having an add-on that checks the meta tag for digital content suitability - is it poss

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I am currently completing my thesis on a discussion around the best way to enforce secure browsing methods, especially for children and young adults.

I wish to promote the idea of a Meta standard for all digital content that would allow via an add-on users to select different content that is allowed to be viewed/downloaded.

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hello, you might be interested in this recent development by mozilla & microsoft:

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thanks - some nice bed time reading for me; may get back to you over the next couple of days with some Q's if thats okay?

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There are many child protecting web programs available. Just use a search engine. And most are free.

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thanks, but that's not really where the issue lies; most web apps are signature-based blacklisting which are easily circumvented using proxy server, either that or it is content-based which over blocks to the point of invalidating the filtering mechanism - am looking to use the current meta tag that all digital content has, to enforce a acceptability rating for websites, an IMDB for websites, if you please; hoping to convince people

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Some systems would be defeated by installing an alternative browser or as mentioned in the article philipp linked to by changing firefox settings.

If your system uses an extension or addon it would possibly be circumvented fairly easily. Once you are talking about protecting computer literate users able to use proxy servers use of an alternative possibly additional OS would need to be considered. Also remember nowadays the youngsters you protect may have access to multiple internet enabled devices.

This probably is not the best place for a scholarly debate of the subject. Has anyone got better suggestions as to where the discussion could be taken ?

IIRC we were supposed to be listing alternative places for off topic subjects. I will tag this as offtopic and I will also tag it as escalate to see if professional HelpDesk staff have suggestions as to where it is best to have such a discussion.

I can not guarantee which if any of these fora and mailing lists would be appropriate but note existence of

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This sounds alot like the add ons Foxfilter add on and their discussion is here: and the Meta Cert and their homepage here

The discussion suggestions by John99 are great and better than the ones I can find. Currently the knowledge base article on parental controls: Parental Controls suggest third party solutions for set up.

I hope this puts you in the right direction.