Parental Control: Filtering App and Accountability
Most 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 Parental Control Software 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 account holder. 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 content based on the age. It can also decide the times of day the internet may be used, and decide how much time per day or per week the internet may be surfed under each username. Choose whether to block or to allow specific websites, and this option can be applied differently to each user. Covenant Eyes can be used to help block instant messaging, file sharing, and other protocols.
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
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. As mentioned, for younger kids you should also employ the full parental control internet filtering features.
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.
Parental Control Reporting
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.