Parental Control Software
Parental control software is designed to restrict Internet use. It can help you protect your
children by giving you the ability to control and monitor your child's computer use, irrespective of
where you are -- in the neighboring room, at work, or even on vacation -- thus enabling you to
protect your child from the dangers of the Internet.  

Most parental control software works by checking the site that your child wants to visit against a
list of objectionable sites.  Internet monitoring & parental control software records and monitors all
AOL, Yahoo and MSN Instant Messages.

With parental control software, you can control how long and when users are allowed to use the
computer, prevent the use of specific programs, block websites, restrict access to Windows
functions and more. You can determine how much time your kids can spend on the computer, both
online and offline, by creating pre-set periods and time limits. You can stop unauthorized access to
your important files and incompetent changes to your system and security settings.  Also, you can
prevent your children from accessing chat sites and porn sites -- and using your credit card for
unauthorized online shopping.  

Parental control software has a "built-in scheduler" that makes it easy to invisibly monitor your
child while you’re at work, and its secret password system ensures that
only you can access the
control panel. If your child tries to go to a web site that you have blocked, the software displays a
“404 page not found error” – and you child can go no further with his/her search.  Most parental
control software also includes a filtered search function that blocks pop-up and pop-under ads.  

As a parent, you have to ask yourself: "Are my children safe when they're
online.”  With an estimated One MILLION pedophiles online, you need
parental controls to protect your children from child molesters and sexual
predators.  Without parental monitoring software you have no way of
knowing what your kids do or where they go when they're online.  And
even if they are not supposed to, we all know that your child WILL go
online unsupervised if they think that no one will find out.  

The bottom line is that no matter how much you trust your child to do the right thing, there are
just too many peer pressures and other dangers lurking in cyberspace for you to give them
unsupervised access to the net.  

Parents and their siblings experience plenty of disagreements, but one thing that they do agree on
is that children and teens are engaging in risky online behavior.  With parental control software,
parents can:

  • access the control software whenever they wish, even from a remote location, to make
    sure that their kids are safe and secure

  • block entire websites or just objectionable content within webpages

  • choose which words to block

  • create and enter a list of sites that may be visited

  • create customized restrictions for each child

  • customize options for limiting time on the computer or in any particular

  • select from four control levels for each child based on age or maturity level

  • use an approved-senders list so that kids only get e-mail from people you know

  • have the option of reviewing e-mail from contacts not on the approved list

Parents, upon seeing the kinds of places and things their kids are getting into on the ever-growing
Internet, have been very thankful that they, finally, started using parental control software.  

Protecting minors from inappropriate material on the Internet is a parental task that still has no
perfect solutions, however parental control software programs provide significant assistance to
parents who want to keep their children safe.  Protect your kids, protect your family, make the
Internet an opportunity and not a threat.  

If you're like most parents you're having a tough time trying to decipher all those teen
abbreviations and acronyms your kids use online. Here are a few examples:

P911 - my parents are coming!
PA - parent alert
PAL - parents are listening
PANB - parents are nearby

For a complete list of abbreviations, click here.
Protect Your Children From
Sexual Predators Online

With an estimated One MILLION
pedophiles online, you need parental
controls to protect your children from
child molesters and sexual predators.
The fact is, that there are sex
offenders actively searching the net
looking for a child just like yours right
now.

The reality is that your son or
daughter may already be putting
themselves and your family in danger
with the decisions they make right
now when they hang out with their
friends, use chat rooms, email or
instant messaging to talk with
someone they don't really know!

A report published by the National
Center for Missing & Exploited
Children (NCMEC) and the University
of New Hampshire revealed that of a
sample of children & teens who use
the Internet:

  • 1 in 5 children were solicited
    for sex in the past year.

  • 1 in 33 children were
    aggressively solicited sexually,
    meaning that the child was
    threatened, asked  to meet,
    was called on the phone, or
    received mail or gifts.

  • 1 in 4 children were exposed to
    photos of people having sex,
    even though about 1/3   of
    households reported using
    "Internet blocking software."

  • About 1 in 17 children were
    threatened or harassed on the
    Internet, including threats of
    harm to the child, friends or
    other family members.

  • If your teenager has access  to
    the Internet, please consider a
    parental control  & monitoring
    software product.

If your teenager has access to the
Internet, please consider downloading
the following
parental control &
monitoring
software:


This is THE best monitoring product
on the market -- and you can try it for
free.

Here’s to a better home environment,

Mark Hutten, M.A.
Texting Nude Pics: "Sexting"

A Nielsen study of 50,000 US cell-phone users found that most people nowadays
text more often than they talk. U.S. teens (ages 13 to 17) had the highest levels of
text messaging, sending and receiving an average of 1,742 text messages per
month. During that same time period, teens made or received an average of just
231 mobile phone calls.

A growing number of teens are ending up in serious trouble for sending racy photos with their cell phones. Police have
investigated more than two hundred teens in at least six states this year for sending nude images of themselves in cell
phone text messages, which can bring a charge of distributing child pornography. Authorities typically are notified by
parents or schools about so-called "sexting."

While it may be shocking, the practice of "sexting" -- sending nude pictures via text message -- is not unusual, especially for
high-schoolers around the country.  While the X-rated offerings are usually intended just for a boyfriend or girlfriend, the
photos often wind up being shared. Of the 2,100 children identified as victims of online porn this year, one-fourth initially
sent images themselves. Some did it for fun and others were tricked into it by adults they met online.

Roughly 20 percent of teens admit to participating in "sexting," according to a nationwide survey by the National Campaign
to Support Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

A study from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reported that 20 percent of 653 teenagers
polled said they'd posted nude or seminude pictures of themselves at least once via computer or cell phone.

The dangerous combination of teenagers behaving provocatively and impulsively is not new, but the accessibility to the
technology is. With cell phone cameras, they have been handed a tool so easy to use for some it's impossible to pass up.

News reports are increasingly documenting legal repercussions after indecent photo appear online. And attorneys say
there are many unanswered questions about whether young people who send their own photos could face prosecution for
obscenity or child pornography.

“Sexting” raises legitimate concerns—especially when the images get shared with unintended viewers. But does it mean
technology is turning kids into amateur porn stars? Probably not. It does, however, show that sexual experimentation, like
everything else, has “gone digital.”


Sex and Tech--

Results from this new survey show that 21% of teen girls and 18% of teen boys have sent/posted
nude or semi-nude images of themselves. What is going on with teens, tech, and sex?

==> Read the full survey.