Worry free web browsing for the kiddies

19Jun07

If you have children under the age of 12 and you’re always concerned that they’re going to accidentally access some sleazy website, then Glubble may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Glubble is a Firefox extension that allows you to create separate accounts for you and all of your children to use while browsing the Internet. When your child logs in they’ll have their own Glubbleworld to protect them from the nonsense that sometimes finds its way onto your home computer. While you have free reign, your kids can only access pre-approved sites. If there’s a site that they think you’d let them visit then they can send you a quick request and the next time you log onto Firefox you can approve or deny their request.

Let me just add that this really is for kids under the age of 12. A lot of the sites are something a 12 year old would probably laugh at and kids are getting wiser by the minute – why not just pull up IE? BUT, I do think that it’s something that will be useful to someone who has youngsters that like to play around on harmless sites and you won’t have to worry about them clicking on something you don’t want them to see. Here’s my screencast tour of Glubble:

Flash Demo 2m56s



4 Responses to “Worry free web browsing for the kiddies”

  1. 1 amalie

    I installed this and it wiped out my thunderbird mail settings as well. I think it tries to reset and remake all your mozilla profiles regardless, and without warning. I guess if you do not mind losing all your email is fine to use. Removed it and nothing came back 😦


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