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									Internet Filtering Software: Why Use One?

Internet threats to kids come in different forms and sizes; and they are
everywhere on the web too. So keeping your kids protected may be
impossible if your computer itself isn't armed with the right tools to
block these threats. Your question then is, "How am I going to protect my
kids from these internet threats?"

The most logical and probably the best answer is by using internet
filtering software. (Names such as web filtering tools, content-control
software, filtering software, web filtering software, web blocking
software, and blocking software are also used to describe the same
thing.) Internet filtering software lets you protect your kids from
accessing undesirable web sites. It is designed to let you take control
on what contents are permitted and not permitted to enter to your

Aside from the site, the internet filtering software allows you to filter
unwanted emails and annoying popups.

Since kids may develop curiosity on topics such as sex and violence,
installing an internet filtering software to your pc will make sure that
they are incapable of accessing pornographic sites and sites unsuitable
for their age.

Furthermore, an open access to the web may prove to be very dangerous for
your kids as they may open sites that will lead them to disclose personal
identification that can be used by online predators against them, and
maybe against your family. An open access to the web will also put your
computer at risk since many sites that are probably visited by your kids
may contain spyware, adware, and viruses.

The internet filtering software is fully customizable nonetheless. You
can add or remove websites whenever you want. Or, you can set passwords
to some websites you don’t want your kids to access.

Popular internet filtering softwares are ContentProtect, CYBERsitter,
NetNanny, Cyber Patrol, FilterPak, Cyber Sentinel, Child Safe, Cyber
Snoop, Norton Parental Controls, and McAfee Parental Controls. Prices
range between $17 and $70.

One type of internet filtering software is provided by an ISP which
parents can subscribe to eliminate up to the highest possible risk level.
There is also a type of internet filtering software that is provided by
the same server that gives the connection.

Pornography, sex, violent and graphic images, nudity, and gore; you
surely don’t want your kids to access sites containing these things. So
better get an internet filtering software and all these will remain off
your computer. Most of all it's inexpensive and effective.

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