My son (12) has saved his lawn mowing money and is buying a refurb Ipod touch. I want to mediate his internet access, if possible, at the router level.
Please believe me when I say that I know that social control is the best method for helping my son make choices about his internet usage.
But due to reasons I don't need to go into regarding the micropolitics of our home, I need to know if there is a way to use my linksys router or some other tool to create a whitelist of sites that he can visit, preferably without restricting the other computers in the home.
If you want to tell me I'm an idiot for trying to restrict my son's access, that's fine but please do it in a private message. I just am looking for an ipod touch/router/whitelist solution, if one exists, that has a nice degree of granularity. It's not just about protecting him from EEEEEEvil, but also to keep him from surfing the web until 2 a.m.
There is a limited discussion of Ipod parental controls here
, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. And here is information on changing the /etc/hosts file
, but that doesn't let me turn off the internet at 11pm (for him) while keeping it on for the rest of the house.