A Safer Internet Is Our Top Priority
If looking at our Internet protection website for families in Australia has made you more aware for the need to protect you and your family – then we have achieved a great thing! If you decide not to go with our recommendations relating to children on the Internet and choose something else – then allow us to recommend some web filtering systems that we have found to be good.
Other Internet Filter Options
OpenDNS – good parental protection and filtering, Cheap, But – No time control, No absolute guard on your internet connection and Not all modems can be configured (eg. some Optus Cable). www.opendns.com
X3 Watch is a great accountability software program that helps with online integrity. It works on both PC and MAC platforms. For iphones / ipod / ipads, one needs to use a different piece of software and one also needs to use a different web browser other than safari. This can work well but does take a little getting used to when one is sharing sites etc. This is great if you are up for being open and involved in someone else’s online life – a very helpful way forward. Again – a piece of SOFTWARE, that needs to be bought / installed for every piece of technology! www.x3watch.com
K9 Web protection has a good Pedigree! from Bluecoat Systems. It has time restrictions, categorization, forced Safe search, alas it is a SOFTWARE solution for Mac and PC – so not an all device solution. www.k9webprotection.com
We have heard that untangle make a good set of boxes and although maybe the name is little oxymoronic given their website – worth a look. www.untangle.com