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Title: how to stop stupid ads on any page i go on?
Post by: naztradomas82 on March 15, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
ok this is my question, when i go to any page there is an ad to the left to the right to the top and the botton. some of then even follow me as i scroll up and down. is there a way to disable, block, or just not load ads like this. when my 3yrs old child go on his web sites he will click on them and i know they will lead to other things. rite now he is using puffin browser on my ipad. but i think it would be good for me to block them on my computer also if this is possible. so any thoughts out there let me know.
Title: Re: how to stop stupid ads on any page i go on?
Post by: Corrine on March 16, 2015, 01:13:16 AM
Hi, naztradomas82.

I'll get to the ads shortly.  However, first, let's talk about a three-year-old on the Internet.  When the time comes that your child will be using your computer, I suggest that you consider Parental Controls - Microsoft Windows (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls).  It is free and will allow you to restrict the time the computer is available, select age-related games, etc.

I also couldn't resist sharing some child-safe sites

http://www.starfall.com/
http://pbskids.org/
http://www.si.edu/kids/ (Smithsonian for Kids)
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

Here's a couple sites with safety tips for you.  Both have information for older age groups as well.

Be Web Aware - Safety Tips by Age - Ages 2-4 (http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/ages_2_4.html)
Under 5 | Get Safe Online (https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/under-5/)

Now, as to the ads . . . I suggest Adblock PLUS.  I don't have the fastest Internet connection and web pages do load faster without the ads.  There are versions for all the popular browsers:

Internet Explorer:  https://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer
Google Chrome:  https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome
Mozilla Firefox:  https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox 


Title: Re: how to stop stupid ads on any page i go on?
Post by: naztradomas82 on March 17, 2015, 09:08:20 PM
WOW YOU ARE THE BEST, THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE ON HOW MY COMPUTER ACTS. THE SITES YOU GAVE ME FOR MY SON, HE LOVES THEM. YOU ARE THE BEST.
Title: Re: how to stop stupid ads on any page i go on?
Post by: Corrine on March 17, 2015, 11:08:12 PM
After spending a good part of the afternoon working on my tax return, you just made my day!  That sent me back to some old blog posts looking for some other safe sites for your son.

Child-friendly websites listed at Microsoft Family Safety (http://fss.live.com/kids/).
Sponsored by the ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN Great Websites for Kids (http://gws.ala.org/)
Nick Jr. | Preschool Kids Games, Preschool Activities & Lesson Plans (http://www.nickjr.com/)
Preschool Games, Videos, & Coloring Pages - Sesame Street (http://www.sesamestreet.org/)

Although I have a cable internet connection, it isn't one of the fastest going so being able to block the ads does help make it faster.  Plus, no accidental clicks.