Roadmap to Find Options for Internet Filtering

by Barbara J. Feldman on October 19, 2009

The World Wide Web can do many great things for children. There is a lot of information at the touch of a button to help them with school work, keeping in touch with friends, and giving them hours of fun entertainment. But the Internet can be unsafe. Parents are not strangers to this fact. They are always hearing things on the radio, on television, from their children’s school, and even from other parents about how dangerous the Internet can be.

Internet filtering is a great option that parents have to help keep their children safe. But where should someone start to look when trying to find an Internet filter that will work for them and their family? There are actually a variety of places on the web to find options for Internet filters.

Top Ten Reviews

On Top Ten Reviews’ website, they have reviewed ten options for Internet filtering. Each filter option is named, numbered (from best to worst), and reviewed for effectiveness. The options of each type of Internet filter are listed as well to help parents choose which filter will work best for their children and their situation. There are filters that are very strict, filters that are less restrictive, and most Internet filters have settings to change the level to fit a parent’s individual requirements.

This website is very comprehensive and could be very helpful for a parent searching for an Internet filter who does not want to worry too much about the other filters available. The work has been done for them on this website. The filters on this website are not free. They can be purchased and the prices are available on the Top Ten Reviews website.

Shareware Connection

Shareware Connection is another website that offers reviews to parents about different Internet filtering options. This website does not rate all of the filters, but it does contain a review about each of them. Some of the filters that are reviewed are free while others can be purchased for a variety of prices. There are many internet filters reviewed on this site to help parents find one that will be best for their circumstances.

Family Internet Safety

Family Internet Safety reviews Internet filtering sites very similar to the Top Ten Reviews website. There are ten options listed and a review for the consumer. The price is listed and the program can be purchased directly from the Family Internet Safety site. This website also has a blog with even more information about Internet filters.

Computer Shopper

On the product review portion of the Computer Shopper website, parents can learn about the different options for Internet filtering. This site reviews about eight options for Internet filtering. Parents can click on the name of the filter and can read an article about the different features that each of the products offers.

Moral Metric

Moralmetric.com is a newer site, offering reviews about Internet filtering. They explain their rating system and rate ten different options for Internet filtering. This website also has articles about filtering that parents can read to find out more about the different options that are offered. There is also a place for parents to discuss their views and options about Internet filtering. This can help parents learn more about it.

Amazon

Amazon.com has a large variety of Internet filtering options available for parents to purchase. Each product is briefly discussed, allowing consumers to learn about what the software has to offer. This way, the parent can decide which product will work best for them. Internet filters on this site must be purchased; there are no free Internet filters available from Amazon.com.

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Feldman, Barbara. "Roadmap to Find Options for Internet Filtering." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 19 Oct. 2009. Web. 17 Jul. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/604/roadmap-to-find-options-for-internet-filtering/ >.