Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Online Parental Controls

Due to an incident with another child using my son's computer, I was up until 3:30 am making sure everything that was supposed to be getting blocked actually was. But it wasn't. It was very frustrating, because while facebook was blocked, another website, with "porn" actually IN the domain name, was NOT! And you know that the very first page of that website had all kinds of filthy images you never want your 11 year old son to accidentally come across. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

I came across the website quite by accident. All I did was google my maiden name. A number of sites came up, including these disgusting porn pages. The text in the results was bad enough, but clicking on the url made me about lose my stomach. We use Titanium Maximum Security for keeping these kind of websites unviewable, but I had to go in and manually block this url. And it wouldn't "take" so of course I was up all night until it would.

I bring this up so that YOU can double check your parental controls. And to let you know that you need them. As much time as I spend on my computer, you would think I'd be on top of that, but the fact is, our kids go looking for things sometimes and sometimes it is pushed right in front of them. Don't take the chance, and make sure your kids' computer is locked up tight! They will never get those images out of their heads. Trust me.


Evie said...

I realized after writing the above, that these search results came up on Google, but not Yahoo. Then I realized that Google has a way to block these search results from showing up. Do a search in Google. On the page with search results, there is a little icon in the upper right hand corner that allows you to control how much crap you will allow to come up on Google searches. When I put this control on "strict," the porn sites no longer came up in the search results.

9ndhouse said...

I appreciate the information very much, thank you! Sorry you had to go to so much trouble to get to it! God Bless