While there are any number of
wonderful places on the Internet to entertain and educate your
child, there are also an even greater number of sites that contain
material you may not consider suitable for your child to be exposed
to. The resources on this page have been selected to provide you
with the tools to determine what is and is not appropriate material
for your child's viewing, and to control his or her access
We would sincerely appreciate your
contributions to this body of information. Please
email us with your
suggestions. Thanks so very much!
In MSIE 4.01 and later versions,
select Help from your main menu bar, then select "Using security
features" from the Contents dialog.
What is Content Advisor?
The Internet provides us with
unprecedented access to a wide variety of information. Some information,
however, may not be suited for every viewer. For example, you might want
to prevent your children from seeing information with violent or sexual
With Content Advisor, Internet
Explorer provides a way to help you control the types of content that
your computer can access on the Internet. After you turn on Content
Advisor, only rated content that meets or exceeds your criteria can be
displayed. You can adjust the settings.
Specifically, Content Advisor allows
- Control access to Content Advisor settings. You
turn Content Advisor on, and view the settings, by setting up a
You will need this password to change any Content Advisor settings,
so you might want to write down your password for
- View and adjust the ratings settings to reflect
what you think is appropriate content in each of four areas:
sex, and violence.
- Adjust what types of content other people can
view with or without your permission. You can override content
settings on a
- View and change the ratings systems and bureaus
Content Advisor is set to the most
conservative (least likely to offend) settings when you first enable it.
You can adjust these settings to match your own preferences.
Not all Internet content is rated. If
you choose to allow other people to view unrated sites on your computer,
some of those sites could contain inappropriate material.
If you activate the Content Advisor and set a password, you will not
be able to deactivate the Content Advisor without that password.
If you forget the password, not even completely reinstalling
Internet Explorer will allow you to access anything on the internet that
exceeds the rating levels you have set.
SmartParent.com is a
resource dedicated to educating parents on the best ways to
safeguard their children from the dangers presented by cyberspace.
Our goal is to help keep the online experience safe, educational and
entertaining for children.
We-Blocker enables you to
effectively restrict access to the types of websites that you feel
may be unsuitable for your family. Fully customizable and easy to
use, the We-Blocker software permits you to create accounts
for each member of your household and place restrictions on access
to seven categories of material. ... [
Net Nanny is an the award-winning parental control software for
Windows. Net Nanny V3.1 adds new screening list capabilities,
including URLs (Internet Addresses), Newsgroups, Chatlines, and
filtering for both “Can Go” and “Can’t Go” screening for website
URLs. You can also monitor incoming and outgoing communications in
e-mail and chat and block the transmission of personal information
like names, addresses, telephone and credit card numbers.
Family Bible Church is an
authorized distributor of NetNanny. All profits from the sale of
NetNanny are applied directly toward the costs of maintaining this
has recently acquired
Cyber Patrol for Education is a powerful tool that helps
concerned educators embrace technology in their classroom while
protecting their students every step of the way. For client or
server applications, Cyber Patrol combines flexible, customizable
settings with the world-renowned
CyberNOT list of inappropriate sites.
Cyber Patrol for Home is a powerful tool that helps concerned
parents embrace technology in their homes while protecting their
children every step of the way. Cyber Patrol combines flexible,
customizable settings with the world-renowned
CyberNOT list of inappropriate sites. Also features ChatGARD to
prevent kids from divulging personal information over the Internet
and the Kids (CyberYES) List of safe, appropriate sites for
CYBERsitter 97 gives the parent or
other concerned individual the ability to limit their children's
access to objectionable material on the Internet. Parents can choose
to block, block and alert, or simply alert them when access is
attempted to these areas. Working secretly in the background,
CYBERsitter analyzes all Internet activity. Whenever it detects
activity the parent has elected to restrict, it takes over and
blocks the activity before it takes place. If desired, CYBERsitter
will maintain a complete history of all Internet activity, including
attempts to access blocked material. Password protected,
CYBERsitter is easy to deactivate or reconfigure by the parent, and
virtually impossible for the child to detect or defeat.
CyberSnoop for Windows 95 and
Windows NT. Instead of trying to sanitize the Internet, Cyber Snoop
places the emphasis on teaching responsible Internet usage through
supervision and communication. Cyber Snoop is a tool that educates
users to make positive choices when tapping the potential of the
Gulliver Software’s new GUARDIAN
Internet Suite gives your computer the freedom to move freely yet
safely throughout the Internet, gazing upon and communicating with
everything in its path. Guardian supports Multiple User Profiles on
a single computer and has a user friendly interface, so it’s easy
for anyone to use.
visual record of activities for peace of mind. In minutes and
at any time, SmartAlex provides the information you need to help
keep your child out of trouble. Screen snapshots, taken
at regular intervals, provide you with the day's activities,
including the date and time of each picture taken. See images of
conversations, e-mail, word processing documents and more -
virtually anything that's displayed on their computer's screen, ON
or OFF the internet.
Planet View is a filtering and
parental control product specifically designed to work with a limited
number of television-based internet access products, such as WebTV. At
web site is an index of web sites that they have reviewed and
labeled for parental control and filtering. To gain an idea of the
accuracy of their rating and filtering system, we registered Family
Bible Church with PlanetView and received the following listing and
filters for this web site. After you have spent some time on
our site, we will leave it up to you do decide the accuracy of their
Family Bible Church
Find a wealth of information about the Christian religion at this
Website. Here you can find bible study materials, a mission statement,
sermons, funny jokes, and more.
This URL has been rated and has the following content filtering
PLANET VIEW'S COMMENTS
OUR RESPONSE TO THE COMMENTS
Advertising : Promotion of products or services and banner
advertisements of other sites (similar to advertisement in
magazines or newspapers).
Violence : Non-Gratuitous torture/death: Extreme violence
such as torture and violent deaths presented for informational
or educational purposes.
apparently given this rating for our for our discussion of the
crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ, without Whose suffering
there could be no remission of sin.
: Sexual Connotations: Concepts or innuendo that invokes sexual
connotations such as poetry, song lyrics, and images of models.
easily see how this could be mistaken for a pornographic site!
Have we quoted something from the Song of Solomon somewhere?
Lesbian, and Transgender Subjects : Information regarding
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subjects presented in an
impartial, informative manner.
from our doctrinal statement in which we state that all sexual
conduct outside of marriage is sinful.
Politics : Political Promotional: Site content attempts to
persuade the viewer to support or join a specific political
issue or group.
must be because our doctrinal statement takes exception to the
Supreme Court's continuous abuse of the the constitutional
protection of freedom of religion.
Religion : Religious Promotional Religious Promotional: Site
content attempts to persuade the viewer to join a particular
religious group or support their beliefs.
as charged! We would like to see you become a Christian if you
aren’t already. If you are already a Christian, we would like
you to know what historic Christianity teaches.
Mature subject : Material conventionally considered
inappropriate for younger children including discussions of drug
use, weapon making, suicide, racism, disease and medical
Apparently it is inappropriate to let children know that Adonai
Yeshua HaMashiach, the Lord Jesus Christ, loved them enough to
die for their sins so they might spend all eternity with Him.
View Yahoo's list of blocking and filtering software
FBI Office of Crimes Against Children:
“Cyberangels is an all-volunteer
group, comprised of kids, teens, parents, grandparents, teachers,
librarians, doctors, plumbers, law enforcement officers, judges,
writers, techies, poets, designers, lawyers, construction workers,
accountants, government workers, union members, stay-at-home moms …
you name it and we've got 'em, and from all over the world, too. You
see, we all have one thing in common … we care. We also operate in
cyberspace which is borderless and has no national boundaries. Here
we are all citizens of the cyberworld.”
This website supports and is registered with the
Recreational Software Advisory Council is an independent, non-profit
organization based in Washington, D.C, that empowers the public,
especially parents, to make informed decisions about electronic
media by means of an open, objective, content advisory system. The
RSACi system provides consumers with information about the level of
sex, nudity, violence, offensive language (vulgar or hate-motivated)
in software games and Web sites. To date, RSACi has been integrated
into Microsoft's browser, Internet Explorer, and MicroSystem's Cyber
Patrol Software, and Netscape Navigator (beginning with version
4.5). CompuServe (US and Europe) has also committed to rate all its
content with the RSACi system.
an organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for your
children without censorship. We've developed and are implementing an
Rating Standard that is bringing together parents, providers,
publishers, developers, and all the resources available on the
Internet to achieve this goal. It involves marking sites
with the SafeSurf Wave. We take a positive stand on what's available
on the Internet with
Wave, a list of top sites devoted to educating and entertaining
of speech is an extremely important right of all citizens. However,
all citizens also have a right to live without being molested
verbally, visually, emotionally or physically. While some proponents
of absolute and total freedom of speech place that right above
seemingly all other citizen rights, we are not here to make judgment
on that opinion. In fact, we understand the reasons why many feel so
strongly about freedom of speech in light of abuses by many past and
present governments. The purpose of the Family Friendly Sites
Program is simply to offer a clear indication via FFS emblems of
places on the Internet that voluntarily abide by established
guidelines of conduct. The Family-Friendly Sites emblems are
trademarks of VXR Corporation and may only be displayed on sites
that meet the currently published guidelines.
are a coalition of great webmasters who have joined forces together
to promote the reporting of any child porn on the Internet. You will
find that we compromise of several different backgrounds on the
Internet, from thumbnail gallery post operators, free hosting
companies, advertisers, non-adult webmasters, and just plain old
people who can't stand the thought of our business's being abused
and deteriorated by ignorant people who don't know the difference
between right and wrong. We have combined our efforts with local,
state, federal and international governments to put a halt to the
exploitation of children around the world.
Help find the missing children!!
Thus says the LORD, “A voice is
heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her
because they are no more.” (Jer. 31:15, NAS)
Altavista's Index of Missing Children Information Centers
Friday, October 24, 2008 07:45 AM