How To Prevent Pornography On Your Home Computers
Pornography is becoming an ever more present reality to our internet and computer usage and our children aren’t any less a part of it. Today’s parent needs to be equipped with the knowledge of what to do and the methods for how to do it. What people refer to as spy software can actually be professional grade key logger programs that can hone in on and stop inappropriate behavior.
Here are examples of three levels of protection:
- Software Filters – software filters are a type of program that limits access to certain websites. With an advanced key logger, this should be just one of the many components to it. They are able to block access to websites with inappropriate language or content, as long as the websites accurately report what they contain. Unfortunately, this is not perfect because websites do sometimes classify themselves erroneously (when the should be x-rated). Popular software programs include WebWatcherNow or Net Nanny.
- Keystroke Recording – people often refer to this type of software program as spy software. Key logger programs are designed to be installed on your computer to monitor and record everything that was typed, every website that was visited, and even every program that was launched. The best software once again has this as just one of its components but it is possible to get this by itself. Alone, they are not able to censor content, but just send a report to whoever installed them about what actions were taken.
- Child-Friendly ISPs – some internet service providers are actually child friendly! ISPs such as AOL or Compuserve have built in parental control settings that can screen out unacceptable content if enabled.
Remember that with the ease of access to the internet, finding a way to protect your children is a necessary precaution. Try any one of the above listed options, or create the ultimate defense and use many methods in unison because I know your child is worth it!