Web Content Filtering
ISP Filtered Access
Spam Filters - filtering programs set up standards of what material should be filtered in different ways. Some products are installed on your own computer, while others are installed on the servers at your Internet service provider. There are different methods used to determine which sites should be blocked. While all of them have different strengths, none are perfect.
Some filtering programs permit you to regulate access in a number of different at-risk categories such as sexually explicit sites, graphic violence, drugs, gambling, hacking, etc. Typically, a password is supplied by the parents.
How does filtering work?
Porn Filter X-Stop monitors and blocks Web (HTTP) and file transfers (FTP) that lead to pornographic or offensive sites. X-Stop also searches out and blocks sources containing dangerous information such as bomb-making instructions. New pornographic sites are added daily, sometimes within hours of the site going online! X-Stop issues an HTML block page when a violation occurs. Search Engine Monitor X-Stop is activated to monitor and block select Internet searches for pornography. X-Stop deciphers which searches are solely intended to return pornographic sites, then blocks the search—not the search engine (i.e., Billy can’t search on words such as “porn”).