Here’s an interesting plug-in for the Firefox browser called Glubble When installed, Glubble permits each member of the family to have their own custom environment, so that when kids use it they only see the very best parts of the Internet based on selections made by their parents or supplied by trusted family brands.
I know there are all sorts of views about whether or not it is appropriate to block websites etc, but as software of this nature goes, Glubble is not bad. It took me just a few minutes to install and set up with several accounts. Glubble is designed for you to easily add or subtract sites from your child’s Glubble World which means that you tailor your child’s on line experience to be the way you want it, and the Glubble Altered Search makes Google and Yahoo show results from childrens trusted Glubbleworld instead of the world wide web. Installing Glubble doesn’t alter your own web browsing experience – the Glubble screen appears when you launch Firefox, and once you log on your normal view of Firefox appears.
Not only is installation easy, but you can set the look and feel of Glubble to suit the reading ability of your child – there’s even a pre-reading option in the set-up, but I haven’t tried that yet. I’d be interested to hear from others who have tried it out.