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How can I perform free-form, canvas-like text editing?

My 5-1/2 y.o. son is starting to use a computer and one of the things he likes to do is to type stuff into an editor. He has used TuxPaint before and is familiar with the idea of a "canvas" for ...
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Website / kids monitoring [closed]

Mom needs to spy on baby sister / 11yo. What's the best option? We're looking for the following: Baby uses MacBook Air Copy of all emails sent/received List of websites accessed List of ...
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set a program as a screensaver? or interactive screensavers [closed]

I have been using this software As a screensaver for my home pc to keep the toddlers and other kids busy and happy. Looking at it inspried me to think of several things that I would consider ...
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What are known Linux distros for kids? [duplicate]

I would not ask which is best as this question would get closed faster that you can say "Linux Distro", but I'll just ask: What are known Linux distros aimed at kids 6 and under? I know Edubuntu ...
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Customizing Windows 98 for young children

I have a number of kids games that only work on Windows 9x. Therefore, I have installed Windows 98 on an old computer to my children. The children are 5 and 2 years old. The problem I have is that the ...
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How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer?

My computer is used by my kids, who are 10 and 15 years old. I want to monitor that what they do in my absence. I want to see when they turned the computer on or off; which websites they opened; whom ...
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Baby monitor with netbook and smartphone

We're shopping for a baby monitor, but it seems like a waste to pay $150 for something when we already have both cameras/microphones (netbook with built-in webcam is the most mobile one) and remote ...
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a freeware software to limit my kids time on the PC

I am looking for a freeware software that will set a schedule and a time limit for the amount of time my kids are able to use the PC. anyone has any recommendations ?
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Safe Instant Messenger for Kids [closed]

What's the safest instant message service for kids? I've used Skype before and get random people soliciting me for adult material, free virus scans, etc... Does Google Talk only allow you to chat ...
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How to create a user account for a child in Linux Mint?

Recently I have renovated an old computer which once belonged to my dad (the old HDD crashed, and I just bought a new one to replace it). My parents want me to fix this computer for my 5-year-old ...
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Setting up a PC for the Kids

I recently finished building a new PC from scratch; and then I decided to treat myself to a new widescreen monitor. I'm left with a bit of a conundrum with what to do with my old box. I'm ...
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Read-only image viewer for kids?

I'd like to allow my kids to look through our digital archive of home photos and videos without the possibility of them deleting or changing anything. Any suggestions for either software that does ...
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Creating a password-protected task in Windows 7

I would like to configure a task like "child control software", so it would hibernate the pc at certain times. Is it possible to prevent modification (here: pausing) of a task through requiring the ...
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Easiest way to keep an eye on web usage? URL Logging?

My sister, who is computer illiterate, has asked me to take a look at her teenage son's web traffic to see what sites he has been using. He is not very computer literate either, but his history in ...
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Bootable educational cd, in Spanish, for use in library

Does anyone know a good live/bootable educational cd, in Spanish? This is for use in a library in Mexico for children around 5-12 years of age. The computer unfortunately does not have a hard drive, ...
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Protecting kids online

My eldest child is at the age where she will start using the web for school work and general interest. What can I do to protect her from encountering inappropriate content, while browsing the web ...
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Little girl friendly versions of Linux (or themes for Linux)

I'm going to install Linux on a PC for a daughter (age 7) of a friend of mine. I recently came across Hannah Montana Linux. The parents don't want a commercially branded thing going on, so no Hannah ...
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How to set-up a Linux machine for children's Internet use?

My kids are approaching the age where they want to use the Internet. I have a spare computer with Linux on it. What are the things I should do make the Internet safe for my kids?
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Parental control or outbound firewall?

Based on the Age distribution of Stack Overflow users some of you might also have kids in the ages when certain images can be very disturbing. An age when they cannot yet decide by themselves what ...