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Extend Parental Control functionality

It would be great if the Parental Control functions were a bit extended, because as it is, it's not really usable in the real world. Here's what I'd love to see added:

  1. Ability to time restrict / set recreation time for other things than those under Websites, Apps & Games. Adding more services to that list won't help. A simple example is various online games, as there's tons of them and listing all in the Websites, Apps & Games list isn't a good idea. Time restricting custom domains is the best option for everyone.
  2. Ability to create multiple recreation time profiles and set them individually for each service. This one isn't as crucial as no. 1, but I'd still like it added.

Thanks!

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  • I second these as well! =)

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  • One extra vote... especially for No.1

    Now you can only time restrict with parental control. I'd would make sense to have this for the 'blocklist' and 'exceptions'  also.

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  • Add also a ip address block, it will be very helpful. I know there is bypass method but need this one, pl., As some isp is blocking the dot.

    So to combat, it will be required to block the ipaddress which is known to me and address of server is not blocking, as it seems to me.

    Admin if u like my idea, pl. Implement. And it also solves common problem is (speed issue and latency). I have done some research on this.

     

    Thank u in advance

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  • I'd like to third this comment as well. I've found the parental controls to be very useful, but a finer grain control on the blocks of recreation time would be a great improvement for me. I'd like to have the ability to define a short block of recreation time in the morning, over the lunch hour, and again in the evening. Maybe instead of defining recreation periods, we could define controlled periods during the day.

    Thanks,

    NS

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  • +1 I would like to see this as well

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    • David Ibrahim
    • Product management leader; parent
    • David_Ibrahim
    • 9 mths ago
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    Agreed this would be a great feature. 

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    • who
    • who
    • 9 mths ago
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    option to notify via xmpp instead of mere blocking

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    • vbap
    • VBAP_Admin
    • 6 mths ago
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    Is this on the roadmap at all? There are several websites/apps not available in the Parental Control list that I can only manage via deny list. Enabling schedules for these would be really helpful as soon the deny list will overtake what is available in Parental Controls. 

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  • +1 I would like to see this as well

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  • Agreed we need this for more than just categories. If I want to turn “the internet”’off for my kids during a certain time, I should be able to do that. Having to classify the things I can control doesn’t give enough flexibility. 

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  • a way is to allow recreation time on the black list items, so that one can decide exactly what to allow or block (even the full internet with "*")

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