WWW Wednesday: 5 Serious Challenges to Effectively Protecting Your Family From Internet Pornography and How to Overcome Them


 

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes

 

I just posted a new article over at the Why We Web blog detailing 5 challenges to effectively protecting your family from internet pornography. This article builds off of my article from last week: True Protection From Internet Pornography Requires A Minimum of 3 Essential Components.

The five challenges are:

  • Software compatibility issues
  • Lock out issues
  • Family inconvenience
  • Visual search engines
  • Legitimate websites with some inappropriate content

For full details check out the original post…

Link: 5 Challenges to Effectively Protecting Your Family From Internet Pornography

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Image credit: Benjamin Smith

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True Protection From Internet Pornography Requires A Minimum of 3 Essential Components


 

Lego Scream

 

I just post a new article over at the Why We Web blog detailing the three essential components of internet protection.

The three components are: filtering software, accountability software, and router level protection.

For full details check out the original post…

Link: True Protection From Internet Pornography Requires A Minimum of 3 Essential Components

 

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Image credit: Kenny Louie

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The Forgotten Danger: Mobile Phones

Many people make efforts to protect themselves online and this is an excellent practice.  I know of a number of families who use tools such as Safe Eyes and restrict what access their children have. What I find interesting is that as more and more teenagers and adults use smartphones, these devices go almost fully unprotected.  This means that children potentially have access to everything on the internet with no restrictions. And since a phone is portable it can be taken anywhere and to hidden locations.

Parents should be proactive in protecting their children from internet dangers by monitoring what is being done on these devices.  There are a number of safety tools that can help and we will be exploring these tools in the coming months.

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