Internet Accountability: Stop Accidental Exposure!
Internet Accountability: Children Are Curious
That’s a great quality! And we have taught them that when they have questions, they can look up the answers. BUT we want our children to be getting answers from us when it comes to their sexuality, God’s plan for purity before marriage, what is happening to their bodies and Biblical principles for taking care of their bodies.
WE are the ones that need to have those conversations with our children.
We are the ones that need to model modesty, follow guidelines for good healthy relationships and talk to our children about God’s best plan for the family.
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From the Covenant Ideas website: Our software periodically captures screenshots of your screen activity and stores them securely on your device.
Advanced artificial intelligence analyzes those screenshots, on your device, for explicit imagery.
The software rates the images, blurs them to protect your privacy, then prioritizes them based on content.
A report of concerning activity, circumvention attempts and other activity is sent to you and your Ally. CovenantEyes allows you to go to any site, but you are held accountable to a parent or mentor when a site is deemed suspicious.
QUOSTODIO Think Custodian! Quotodio provides powerful monitoring tools and parental controls for things like screen time, adult content and games. The free version allows you to try it out for one day before you enroll. This program enables you to set rules and time schedules, block pornography and other unsuitable content. Depending on what package you select, you can also get SMS monitoring, social media features and per-app controls.
Bark Bark’s affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.
FamilyShield is a free service from OpenDNS. Its parental control tools automatically block domains that OpenDNS has flagged under the headings “tasteless, proxy/anonymizer, sexuality, or pornography”.
One of the big pluses here is that while FamilyShield can run on PCs and mobile devices, you can also apply it to your network router and filter all the traffic that passes through it – it’s just a matter of changing the DNS server numbers in your control panel.
Internet Accountability: KidLogger
We’ve created a useful and free app to help you get to know, what your children are doing at computer or smartphone. KidLogger – is a parental control compatible with the most used OS in the world. Install the app “Parental Time Control” for Android, Windows or Mac and get all information about activity of PC, mobile or tablet of your kids.
KidLogger lets you know:
Nothing gets past KidLogger. This free parental control software not only tracks what your children type and which websites they visit – it also keeps a record of which programs they use and any screengrabs they take.
With kids having more access to smartphones and technology at home and at school, Internet filtering software is only increasing in importance. With Net Nanny’s real-time content filter, parents now have visibility and control over their child’s online activity with easy-to-use parental controls.A whitelist is a list of websites with acceptable content, while a blacklist provides a list of websites that should be blocked due to adult or inappropriate content.
Many whitelists and blacklists available online quickly become obsolete, since there are countless new websites added to the Internet every day. But with Net Nanny’s advanced Internet filter, websites are filtered each time a page is loaded in real-time, so you can protect your family’s online activity instantly. Net Nanny® also allows parents to create a blacklist of sites you would not like kids to be able to visit.
PANTAHUB This article explains how to set up a comprehensive filtering system to work for the home network. “Whereas most smart devices have some form of parental controls, it is unrealistic to try and configure each and every one via separate mechanisms. Having the filters at the home network level is the easiest way to achieve the wanted protection — and if afterwards you want to browse the open web, it is as easy as tapping on a button.”
A big thank you to Techradar! I used information from TECHRADAR as I did research into the best parental control software.
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