Unfortunately, filtering is not always effective.
Hundreds of new websites are started up every day and they seem to be designed
to avoid the filtering and blocking software.
F&S Computer Services has reviewed and tested several
products and we have found two that we recommend to our clients. The
software we recommend will not only filter out bad
sites but also
monitor where your children are going on the Internet;
sides of chat and instant message conversations; and even
send you email or cell phone messages to warn you if your child is
getting into a dangerous situation. Sentry
Total Family Protection
(for PC's) and
(for PC's and Mac's) are products that allow you to monitor
and record your
child’s computer activity, set
internet and computer time limits, and much more.
These products are internet based, which means that once they
are installed on your child's computer, you will be able to monitor activity
from any computer with Internet access. During a coffee break at work, you can look in on
your child’s internet
installing anything on your work computer; you
simply use the existing Internet browsing software.
If you would like to
try either of these excellent products, click on one of the graphics
on the left to download a free trial. You will need to be on
the computer you want to monitor when you download the free trials.
Please email us to let us know how you like the software.