Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Parental Control Site Blocker Software

The ugly face of the world of internet, just a click away from the fingertips of your child, is a scary reality that parents face today. Given that it is not only pragmatic but also ultimately impossible to keep the internet out of the reach of children; concerned parents are now increasingly turning to parental control site blocker software.

Parental control site blocker software are also known as Web Blocking, Internet Blocking, or simply, Blocking software. Such parental control site blocker software makes it possible for parents to monitor and restrict the computer and internet activity of their children. With the help of these controls and filters, one can limit the time that one�s child spends at the computer and on the internet. Parental control site blocker software can also block out undesirable websites, specify the e-mail addresses and instant message IDs the child will be allowed to access or communicate with, and keep a record of the total computer and internet activity of a child.

But can�t a child fool such a parental control site blocker software? Any good parental control site blocker software comes with passwords. Only parents have access to these passwords and so, it is almost impossible for a child to change the settings and get access to restricted websites, email IDs or instant messenger IDs. Parents must therefore, select an effective password�a password that can be easily remembered without having to write it down.

A great variety of freeware, shareware and commercial parental control site blocker software are available, to suit general and as well as, specific needs of parents. Net Nanny, Watch Right, ChatBlocker, PCTattletale, Parental Filter are some of the various parental control site blocker software. This is just a random selection and not a recommendation. If you are planning to install a parental control site blocker software, then you need to decide which will work best for you and for your requirements, purposes and needs.

It is true that many parental control site blocker software are available in the market today and more so, will be available in future. But one must not forget such parental control site blocker software cannot take the place of direct parental supervision. Direct parental supervision is surely the best protection for a child!

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