Computers

Every family should have Internet protection from pornography on every computer and mobile device they have access to. In today's over-sexualized world, it is simply too dangerous for children and too great a temptation for adults.


 
Software Solutions

Main Software Packages:
















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Features: These are features you can look for. The above software packages frequently change the features available, so we cannot accurately say which will have which feature at any given time.

  • Multi-user profiles - different settings can be made for different users
  • Categories to block - blocks specific types of sites
  • Scheduling - when computer can access the internet during the day
  • Exclusion List - or "Black List", specific sites that are blocked
  • White List - all sites blocked except the listed sites
  • Program blocking - can block Chat and Instant Messaging programs
  • Online predator protection for social networking sites (for children)
  • Cannot turn off protection software without being reported
  • Uninstall protection - will not allow user to uninstall protection software (only administrator can)
  • Reporting - one or more person selected (accountability partners) to receive notification whenever the user accesses questionable material online
Reporting Features:
  • Notifications to Accountability partner via email
  • Notifications to Accounatbility partner via phone text message
  • Accountability Partner can log in online to see all internet activity
  • Remote administration of users computer by Accountability Partner
Linux Computers

Net Responsibility is open source software for accountability on Linux systems. Allows you to set up accountability partners to be notified of inappropriate websites you visit.

Available through:
Source Forge
Operating System Solutions

Newer operating systems can do most Internet safety measures except sending accountability reporting for free.

Macintosh Macintosh OS X

Windows


Typical Features:

  • Multi-user profiles - different settings can be made for different users
  • Categories to block - blocks specific types of sites
  • Scheduling - when computer can access the internet during the day
  • Exclusion List - or "Black List", specific sites that are blocked
  • White List - all sites blocked except the listed sites
  • Program blocking - can block Chat and Instant Messaging programs


No Access When Alone

Family with Computer There are ways to work around most safety solutions for those who are very techno-saavy.

If a person wants recovery but is easily able to work around other safety measures, then there is no real solution without either getting rid of their computer or giving the computer password to someone who will sit with them at all times when they are online.

There is no shame in needing this kind of help! Recovery is ultimately more important than the inconvenience of not having easy access to the Internet.

Accountability Partners

While a spouse may be chosen to receive notifications when the recovering addict views online pornography, we do not recommend that the spouse be the administrator of the accountability software.  This places an unfair burden on the spouse.  The recovering addict should take responsibility for his or her own recovery and not entangle the spouse in any aspect of carrying that recovery out.

The primary accountability partner, and administrator for any internet safety software, should be a sponsor or trusted member of the addicts support group.

 
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