How to use Internet Explorer’s Content Advisor

Question

Content Advisor is a component built in to Internet Explorer 6 and monitors content accessed while online.

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This question was answered on June 22, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The Internet is an invaluable resource and considerable threat to a young impressionable mind While there are dozens of third-party programs on the market for controlling Internet access, you probably already have what you need It’s called Content Advisor and here’s how it’s configured:

1 First things first: Make sure you have the latest version of Internet Explorer by going here Go ahead and get any other critical updates you may need while you’re there.

2 Now then, open Internet Explorer, go to Tools and click Internet Options.

3 Click the Content tab and then click Enable.

4 In the Content Advisor dialog box, click each category and use the slider to specify basic settings.

5 If you have a list of sites you are comfortable letting your children view at any time and a list of sites to always prohibit them from viewing, click the Approved Sites tab and enter the web addresses accordingly.

6 Click the General tab and create a password, and then write it down and store it in a secure place This password is needed to allow viewing of restricted content and to change any Content Advisor settings.

That about sums it all up and you didn’t even have to buy anything! The kids are happy, you’re happy; all is right in the world.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on June 22, 2005