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Setting Up Parental Controls in Ubuntu

Nov 17, 2008, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"As you may have seen in other operating systems, parental control solutions typically include a feature to limit when and how much time users can log into their individual accounts. For example, you can give Billy access from 4 to 7pm on weekdays and 8am to 8pm on weekends, while limiting each day's usage time to 2 hours. In addition to making sure your children don't spend too much time in front of the screen, this can help you keep a better eye on them by letting them on the computer only when you're around. For example, you can tighten the range of hours; maybe only give Billy 6 to 7pm on school nights and noon to 3pm on the weekends.

"Timekpr is one program you can use to get this type of usage control. It lets you limit access periods and length of usage, with the ability to configure different limits for each day."

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