parental control software

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parental control software

A special browser or filtering program designed to reject websites not suited for children. Such programs may screen pages by word content, site rating or by URL, using an updated database of objectionable sites, or any combination of these techniques. Parental control software is also built into Windows and Mac computers, as well as smartphones and tablets. However, third-party apps are also available that can offer more flexibility. See PICS, ICRA and Internet filtering.


   Cyber Patrol
   Net Nanny

Time Restrictions in Windows
For children who spend too much time on a Windows computer, parents can set up a separate account for each child and allow or block every hour of the week. If the computer is used when a blocked hour is reached, all access to that account is shut off.
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Earlier this month, Net Nanny, a monitoring software company, released a browser app for Apple Inc's iOS devices to filter Web content and block profanity.
A new version of the Net Nanny parental control and content filtering software has been introduced by its developer ContentWatch Inc, the company said today.
Net Nanny: Read about the features of the Net Nanny filtering software.
In its study of the 19 most popular filtering devices--with names like CyberSitter, Net Nanny, and SafeSurf--the coalition says there has been "antigay bias right from the beginning," according to Marjorie Heins, author of a book on censorship called Not in Front of the Children and director of the NCAC's Free Expression Policy Project, which issued the report.
The product's core technology is based on "keystroke dynamics," a patented process developed by Stanford Research Institute and owned exclusively by Net Nanny Software International Inc.
com) Could be a clone of Net Nanny, except that you have to pay pounds 30 a year for the database updates.
The study tested both versions of AOL parental controls--Young Teen (ages 13-15) and Mature Teen (ages 16-17)--along with a total of six of the best-selling standalone software programs on protection, interference, and features: Cybersitter, Cyber Snoop, Internet Guard Dog, Net Nanny, Norton Internet and Cyber Patrol.
Net Nanny Software International Inc, the online web content filtering software company, is to release a computer security product, called PC Nanny, that allows parents to control the access their children have to locally held files on home computers.
And don't miss the game room (it's all Net Nanny approved), with addictive versions of checkers, Hangman and Tetris to challenge your competitive nature.
Johnson did not contact Net Nanny as he was conducting his research.
RTE's Crimeline anchorwoman launched the Net Nanny which aims to help parents stop children viewing porn on the worldwide web.
Existing software programs, such as Net Nanny, Cybersitter and Surfwatch, already enable people to block undesirable material on their own computers.