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teachmetech
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How to block counterstrike go

Hi,

 

Please can someone tell a concerned parent how to block CounterStrike Go from my Hub 3.0....

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Mark

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Hi Mark,

The option to do this via your Hub is not currently available. However I think that  Child Safe will be a good option for you.

With Child Safe you can set date/time preferences and block, or make exempt, specific sites.
Please give it a try and let us know how you get and welcome to our Forum, thanks for joining Smiley Happy


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Re: How to block counterstrike go

I presume you mean the game and not the website ?
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Jen_A wrote:

Hi Mark,

The option to do this via your Hub is not currently available. However I think that  Child Safe will be a good option for you.

With Child Safe you can set date/time preferences and block, or make exempt, specific sites.
Please give it a try and let us know how you get and welcome to our Forum, thanks for joining Smiley Happy


The issue with child safe is it won't let you block PC games, CS:GO uses community servers and even if you block access to the main steam master servers you can still very easily just have the game connect directly to any game servers as those are hosted by 3rd parties, it won't actually serve any purpose in this instance, you would need a router with more complex white/blacklisting features than the stuff virgin supplies, this will cost you money and VM won't be able to help you with setup of the new router much, if you didn't want your child playing CS:GO why did you let them buy it in the first place?

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Re: How to block counterstrike go

problems like this usually come down to who's in charge at your house, plus who has the most tech savvy - you or your kids

we could suggest various hacks to their devices to block that game or to limit usage, but if the kids are smarter then you then they will just undo them

you need to talk this out , not throw technology at the problem.

 if you must have a tech solution, start here:

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

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Force SafeSearch on all major search engines
Set time restrictions to block web access during designated times
Configure custom lists for "always allow" and "always block"
Override a web page block with password
Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can't break
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Best free parental controls software/internet filter available
Compatible with Windows or Mac machines
 
but remember: all technology is hackable. putting tech barriers in place is a good way to motivate kids to take up hacking.
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I would suggest looking into making your child's account non admin on the PC and blocking the file from being run using local group policy - once again it all depends how tech savvy you are.

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Stoddy27 wrote:

I would suggest looking into making your child's account non admin on the PC and blocking the file from being run using local group policy - once again it all depends how tech savvy you are.


and for that you need windows pro - the home version does not have group policy controls. but also as said before anything you can do, a tech savvy teenager can undo...

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