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Professor

Re: Blocking VPN

For iPhone, see this discussion: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8232191

 

This may provide ideas too:  https://protectyoungeyes.com/vpn-explained-virtual-private-network-parent-guide/

 

Maybe you need to go old fashioned: take the devices away and ground the kid. 

 

Professor

Re: Blocking VPN

There are many apps for iOS(and I imagine Android too) that let kids bypass parental controls. Even on a PC or Mac, they can use proxies to bypass parental and school controls and access "forbidden" websites.  As soon as the parent blocks something, the kid finds a way to get around it.  This is why  I think maybe old-fashioned parenting measures may need to be deployed (such as confiscate all devices, ground the kids, and other consequences).  

 

 

 


@GabeU wrote:

 

 

I remember the thread a while back concerning the Parental controls, but that was more blocking sites than setting times.  I also remember that it wasn't working for me until I disabled IPv6 in my computer, as the IPv6 was automatically bypassing the HT2000W's control, as its controls, or at least with website blocking, only pertains to IPv4.

 


 

Assistant Professor

Re: Blocking VPN

Ohhh..... *those* sketchy things. I forgot they even existed. There's one I was directed to many years ago to make it look like I was from the UK so I could watch BBC stuff online.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Blocking VPN


@maratsade wrote:

As soon as the parent blocks something, the kid finds a way to get around it.   


And you just know that, when something's blocked, it becomes something kids MUST see, and they'll do anything they can to.  Smiley Tongue  

 

I remember when I was six or seven years old my mother had locked her bedroom door, which she didn't normally do.  Well, that piqued my interest, of course.  Needless to say, I was able to get in, and lo and behold, I found out that Santa had come early.  At that point I discovered how it was that Santa was able to deliver so many toys during one night.  He didn't.  He delivered for a long time beforehand, and the parents were in on the secret.  That sneaky Santa!  Smiley Tongue  


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