We went on a hike today to a lovely area just north of where I live. We're learning about the Canadian Shield in Geography, and it actually starts about twenty minutes north of me (we're in the Great Lakes Lowlands), so we saw the transition and then hiked up a big rock. It was breathtaking.
But before we left for the hike I went on google to search for the trail. I entered the name of the town, the province, and the word hiking, and got a search result that looked like it was perfect. I clicked on it and graphic pornography showed up. It had obviously been hijacked.
I almost asked my 13-year-old to do the search for me. Am I ever glad that I didn't!
So here's my question: what do I do to prevent this in the future? Can you? Does something like Net Nanny protect even when a site has been hijacked?
And is Net Nanny good? We were using MSN with its parental controls, but the kids just hated it (and so did I). Everything was so slow and it was ridiculous, so we've cancelled it. I'm not worried about what they surf, because I know what my daughter does on the computer. But the chance that something like that could happen doing a perfectly innocent search has me spooked.
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