Gubble – An Interesting Parental Control Firefox Extension

I just came across this very neat little Firefox extension that provides parental controls for the Firefox web browser. It is called Gubble (www.gubble.com). Once it is installed and you restart Firefox it will prompt you to setup a parental account and then child accounts. The extension takes control of the browser and works on a whitelist philosophy. Everything is blocked except what you allow for the child accounts. The parents account has a password and will let you go wherever you need, but the children can only access the sites you approve. Children can try to go to a site and Gubble will ask them if they want to request access to the site. which will leave a message for the parent account that they will see the next time that they logon. Overall this looks good for parents that want to let their younger children (Elementary/Middle School) explore the internet without worrying as much about the “darker side” of the internet.

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About Craig Szymanski

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