Blocking incognito: helping a daughter who procrastinates..
My daughter is a serial procrastinator and the lure of youtube and buzz feed on her laptop is too much and she gets easily distracted and wastes hours. There are various chrome extensions that can block in normal mode but can easily be fooled by going incognito. The widely published way of disabling incognito via the registry doesn’t seem to work. Chrome on windows 10.Posted 3 months ago
Are there any solutions to enable me to allow restricted access and track her history so she feels we can track what she is doing. She is fully aware and wants help. Solutions gratefully received! Happy to install an obscure browser etc.torsoinalakeMember
😆 at Drac.
What registry key are you changing?Posted 3 months agonreMember
We use microsoft family (free), but you then need to use edge browser or i.e. (I still use chrome on my acct but is disabled on the kids accts).
Gives you loads of controls including:
– Blocking inPrivate browsing (same as incognito)
– Limit screen time (child can request extension which sends the adult an email)
– Limit time of day that device can be used
– Web search history
– Web site history
– Block inappropriate sites
– Block adult content
– Allow list & block list
Works well for us!Posted 3 months agopocpocSubscriber
Who’s your provider?
We’re with plusnet and I think you can block individual websites via logging in to your account online.
Only issue is that it then blocks it for everyone connected to that wifi.
Edit: Confirmed that you can block sites individually rather than just by category.
Extra edit: If you block youtube/buzzfeed she’ll just find alternatives. Maybe blocking category would be better?Posted 3 months ago
Thanks for all the advice! Interesting challenge to help out my 16 year old who actively wanted me to help her.Posted 3 months ago
The easiest solution was actually to use a chrome extension blocksite that can be enable to work in incognito and protect with password. It also has a premium version which protect against uninstalling. Not tried that.
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