On this site, I maintain an ongoing page that lists resources in overcoming pornography. I know that pornography is a big problem in the world today, and growing bigger.
One of the best programs I’ve seen to help your family stay clear of pornography is Covenant Eyes, a Christian-based program that combines filtering with a system of accountability.
Covenant Eyes Accountability Software
Integrity is who you are and what you do when you are alone.
One of the best ways to escape the temptation is to remove the secrecy of the Internet. I think the strength of Covenant Eyes is its accountability system. You identify an Accountability Partner–someone to whom you give permission to help you stand strong. It’s someone you trust because they genuinely care for you. Because the allure of temptation is strongest when no one is looking, an Accountability Partner helps defeat temptation’s pull by looking over your shoulder when you’re on the Internet. The software reports all your Web activity and scores Web sites so your partner can easily identify mature Web addresses, searches, and links.
Covenant Eyes Filtering
Their full-featured filter may be used with the accountability service or by itself. You can choose which services are used by each person in your family: accountability, filtering, or both.
I’ve studied several programs, and for $9.99 a month, I think this is one of the strongest. I believe in their system so much that I’ve set up an affiliate relationship with them to help spread the word. Get 30 days free if you use the code SAINTS. Update May 2014: They now have a family plan for unlimited usernames for just $13.99 a month.
Questions to consider:
- Do you really know which Web sites your family is viewing?
- Are members of your family spending unusual amounts of time on the Internet?
- Do family members try to hide their Internet involvement?
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