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Chapter 15. Parental Controls > Third-Party Products

Third-Party Products

Many commercial software packages are available to help you control your child's access to the Internet. It's up to you to decide how valuable they are and how much they invade your child's privacy. These programs can do everything from monitor access to block access. Keep in mind, however, that these programs are by no means comprehensive or perfect in blocking all traffic you think is dangerous. Another problem with these programs is that they might block legitimate access to sites such as medical sites. Filtering rules based on content or key words is subjective. The software might block something that you consider to be allowable for your child to watch. It all boils down to your educating your children on what is appropriate.

Several third-party programs include the following:


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