Internet Filtering with Accountability
Most internet filters block content which often hinders you from viewing legitimate sites that you wouldn’t consider harmful. And even the best filters are not perfect. Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability is different by promoting a culture of accountability through email reports on internet use and sending them to an accountability partner.
This accountability relationship may include kids and their parents, as well as adult friends who are struggling with porn on the internet. Unlike the history in your browser that can be deleted, Covenant Eyes keeps track of all user activity within the subscriber’s account. It teaches safe browsing habits. Just knowing that an extra set of eyes will see the search history on a daily or weekly basis help keeps family and friends responsible when surfing the internet, including Google.
In the case of teens or adults, you may not even decide to block content. A users actions will already be greatly controlled by the strength of the accountability relationship. As mentioned, a user is aware that any website they visit will also be seen by their accountability partner.
The email reports are not cumbersome. Bad websites are highlighted to produce an easy to view history report of where a user has been online. Those keeping an eye on a users internet habits can also log in anytime to see a recent history. Of course, this is not ideal for younger kids because you don’t want them stumbling on explicit material even by accident.
Beyond accountability, Covenant Eyes still allows you to block websites based on the age. It comes preloaded with at set of obvious sites that should be blocked but you may decide you don’t want a person to access a particular social media site, for example.
How To Set Up Parental Controls With Accountability
- Covenant Eyes Parental Control Software is downloaded to a computer.
- Covenant Eyes keeps a complete and accurate record of all web usage.
- Accountability Partners, selected by the user, receive reports by email about internet activity.
- Unique dynamic scoring system highlights questionable sites, making the report easy to read.
- The program may even be purchased by the person who is struggling with their use of the internet. When they remove an accountability partner, that partner set up to receive reports is notified.
- Download Covenant Eyes Parental Control Software
Covenant Eyes has responded to the growing need to their software to work as the internet privacy and security protocols evolve. Therefore, they have redefined accountability as screen accountability. Basically, it’s not as easy now to determine the content of a website based only on the url or written content on the page.
Screen Monitoring: The software periodically captures screenshots of screen activity and stores them securely.
Screenshot Analysis: Advanced artificial intelligence analyzes those screenshots, on your device, for explicit imagery.
Screenshot Processing: The software rates the images, blurs them to protect your privacy, then prioritizes them based on content.
Activity Reporting. A report of concerning activity, circumvention attempts and other activity is sent to you and your ally.
This software provides an economical solution to internet filtering for the entire family. The accountability feature works ‘hand in hand’ with our Google search filtering.
If you choose to implement filtering using parental control software, we still encourage you to also use Safe Search Kids for safe filtering of Google. Filtered search engines do a great job of keeping offensive and dangerous websites out of search results but that can’t replace a parents guidance on safe browsing behavior combined with software solutions.
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Covenant Eyes analyzes each website visited and blocks or allows them according to each user’s sensitivity settings. The parental control filter requires an ‘uninstall code’ in order to remove it from the computer. If the program is uninstalled, all users and accountability partners receive an email that the Covenant Eyes is no longer tracking usage.
As mentioned, you can choose to not have a lower level of filtering for older family members. At it’s most basic level, the software program instills positive browsing habits through accountability and reduces the risk of developing addictive behavior. Parents should also consider controls for very young children spending time online.
Some users are adults who choose to resist temptation on the internet by remaining accountable to a friend or spouse.
Covenant Eyes monthly subscription is less than many Parental Control software programs. Simply create an account and download. If you are not completely satisfied with how the program is working for you simply request a refund within 30 days for a guaranteed 100% refund.