Various Internet Filters, Monitors, and the Like
Filter Cost Platform Audience Features Description
$7 / month android, ios, linux, macosx, windows addict, parent accountability, monitoring, timer Accountable2You originated as a personal replacement for other, slower, accountability software and has since blossomed into a product in its own right. The product site and product interface are quite nice.
Clean Router
Clean Router
$10 - $15 / month network parent, general filtering, hardware, monitoring, smarts, timer
Covenant Eyes
Covenant Eyes
$16 / month android, ios, macosx, windows addict, parent, general accountability, filtering, image_recognition, monitoring, timer CovenantEyes has a beautiful website with a lot of articles about pornography. The site seems to target porn addicts and concerned parents with roughly equal emphasis. The focus (and strength) of the software is accountability rather than filtering.
free for youth, $39 for adults android, ios, macosx, windows addict education, friends, gamification Fortify is not a filter, but it is similar enough to warrant inclusion here. Instead of filtering or monitoring, it aims to educate and support a porn user as he/she moves toward that goal.
free or $7 / month android, ios parent, authority applock, cloud, filtering, games, image_recognition, keyword, location_tracking, monitoring, more, smarts, timer Uses machine learning to try and classify websites into categories such as porn, gambling, social media, image search, et cetera. The free version just filters porn; the paid version also offers other parental controls. Supports Apple and Samsung mobile devices only.
Norton Family
Norton Family
free to $50 android, ios, macosx, windows parent, general, addict accountability, monitoring Norton Family has free and paid offerings, both of which are aimed at parents who want to know what their children are doing online.
free to $15 / month android, linux, macosx, windows addict, slacker changedelay, filtering, mimetypes, monitoring, timer Customizable, but blocks all images from the Internet by default. It offers a delayed configuration feature for self-control.
free or $138 / year android, ios, macosx, windows parent, authority, general, addict filtering, location_tracking, monitoring, smarts, spying, timer Qustodio appears to be a complete filtering/monitoring package. Aimed primarily at parents and schools, it boasts that its "smart internet filters scans web content in real time". There are some rumors it hampers the Internet experience of folks who have slow Internet connections.
SelfControl for Mac
SelfControl for Mac
macosx general, slacker ailing, filtering, opensource, timer SelfControl is an open source project, the purpose of which is to allow the user to block access to websites (or mail servers) for a predetermined period of time.
$14 / month android, chromeos, kindle, linux, macosx, windows addict, parent accountability, filtering, screenshots Truple captures screenshots at random times.
ADAMnetworks $8 / month network parent, spouse, authority, addict filtering ADAMnetworks aims to keep people safe as they live and interact onlilne.
AVG Family Safety $3 / month windows parent antivirus
ActivTrak free to $15 / month / user macosx, windows authority filtering, monitoring, screenshots
ActivityLogger $199 authority
Adblock Plus browser antiad
Adguard $2.50 / month android, browser, ios, macosx, network, windows antiad, parent, general biglist, filtering Run by a large company
Aobo $50 (free trial) macosx, windows parent, addict, general defunct, filtering, monitoring
Atlas Web Browser android antiad, hermit Can optionally use AdBlockPlus filters and optional low bandwidth (no-image and no-javascript) mode.
BitDefender Internet Security $70 windows general antivirus
Blacklist ios slacker defunct
BlockSite browser, chrome general, parent blacklist, keyword, password, whitelist
BlockerX android addict filtering
Blocksi browser, chrome, chromeos authority, parent biglist, cloud, filtering Blocksi is a Chrome and Chromebook product targeted at schools where control and monitoring of Chromebooks is needed. It offers filtering, time management, and trend analysis. It can also be installed as a standalone Chrome extension.
Blocksi Router $60 upfront + $30 / year after 2 free years network parent, general, authority biglist, cloud, filtering, hardware, monitoring The Blocksi router is a physical device intended to be installed as the network router at home for families.
Boomerang Parental Control $16 / year to $31 / year android parent filtering
BrowseControl $80 windows authority filtering, monitoring
Buddy Browser macosx, windows parent defunct
BullGuard Internet Security antivirus
ButterFly Browser android antiad defunct A minimalist browser that uses few system resources and that blocks ads.
Cedar Creek Filtering $15 / month network authority, parent biglist, filtering, gateway, hardware The product is a physical router that "plugs in between your WiFi Router and your internet provider's modem".
Child Control $30 windows parent filtering, monitoring, timer
Circle $129 / year android, ios, network parent filtering, hardware, monitoring, timer Circle is a network device that filters all the devices on the network. It is also an App on Android and iOS.
Clean Internet $3-$5 / month android, windows parent, general, addict A Christian company that began in 1998.
CleanBrowsing free to $60 / year android, ios, linux, macosx, network, windows parent, general filtering, monitoring Similar to the more well known OpenDNS, CleanBrowsing says their filters are more strict and better for kids. Monitoring and custom filtering is available with the paid plan(s).
ClearPlay $8 / month android parent, addict ClearPlay is a service that filters out violence and sexual content from content purchased or rented on GooglePlay, or from special Blu-ray or DVD players.
CloudVeil $5 / month android, ios, macosx, windows
Cloudflare for families free network parent filtering Malware and/or Adult Content Blocking by Cloudflare.
Cold Turkey free to $39 windows addict, slacker filtering, timer Cold Turkey is a relatively simple filter designed to support self-control by allowing the end-user to configure times of the week during which to block access to certain websites.
Computer Cop authority monitoring, spying
ComputerTime $40 windows parent timer
Content Protect Pro $40 android, macosx, network, windows authority filtering
ContentBarrier macosx parent, general filtering, monitoring, spying
CurrentWare Suite $500 for 5 computers, variable authority biglist, filtering The suite includes Includes AccessPatrol, BrowseControl, BrowseReporter, and enPowerManager. The products are sold to employers who want to control and monitor employees.
CustomBlocker browser, chrome general CustomBlocker filters any element on any web site with any condition with XPath and RegExp.
CyberPatrol Parental Controls $40 / year windows authority, parent defunct, filtering, games, monitoring, timer Became part of Net Nanny
CyberSitter $40 windows parent, authority filtering
Cyclope-Series authority
DETOXIFY $5 / month android addict filtering
DNS Angel windows meh
DNSthingy $8 / month network parent, authority, general, addict defunct DNSthingy is for Canadians, users of Clear OS, or those willing to flash their home router. It became ADAMnetworks in April, 2019.
DansGuardian free linux, macosx, network authority abandoned, defunct, filtering, gateway, historic, more, password, proxy, ratings, smarts DansGuardian is/was a content filtering proxy that works in conjunction with another caching proxy such as Squid or Oops. It seems to be targeted primarily toward filtering internet content for organizations such as schools. The last release was in 2013. See E2guardian.
Disconnect browser, chrome general
E2guardian Web filtering authority, parent filtering, gateway, more, proxy, ratings, smarts e2guardian is a fork and continuation of DansGuardian. It is an open source web content filter that filters based on many methods including phrase matching, request header, URL filtering, etc. Unlike DansGuardian, e2guardian has some support for https filtering, if the necessary authoritative certificates are installed in the browser.
ENUFF PC parent defunct, timer
ESET Smart Security authority antivirus
EverAccountable $7 / month android, windows addict, spouse monitoring
FSecure windows general, parent antivirus
FamiSafe $5 / month android, ios, kindle parent filtering, monitoring, timer
Family Link free android, ios parent monitoring, timer Made by Google. Works on Android Nougat 7.0 or higher.
Filter Chrome free to $5 / month android addict, parent, slacker applock, filtering, timer Filter Chrome has free and premium (aka freemium) feature sets.
FilterPak unknown windows parent, addict accountability, biglist, defunct, filtering, monitoring
FlashStart authority
Focus $20 macosx slacker, general timer
FocusMe $6 / month android, macosx, windows slacker filtering, timer
Forcefield $12 / month parent defunct
Forest android, browser, ios, windows slacker
FoxFilter free to $15 / year browser parent, general, authority filtering, keyword FoxFilter is an add-on to Firefox and Chrome designed to "protect children and teens from inappropriate content on the Web." It only works in Firefox and Chrome.
FreeFiltering free to $20/month network parent filtering The company offers dns-based filtering if one registers with name, email, mobile phone number, and agrees to receive telemarketing calls. In addition to blocking porn, it also blocks pro-LGBTQ and pro-abortion sites.
Freedom $2 / month to $7 / month android, chromeos, ios, macosx, windows slacker filtering, timer Formerly called Anti-Social Pro, the software is marketed towareds those seeking to avoid the distractions of the Internet.
Funamo android parent filtering, games, monitoring, timer
Gaggle network authority Intended for schools
Habitica ios accountability, gamification A to-do app that helps the user form good habits. Its tagline is 'gamify your life'
Handy Filter free authority, general defunct, filtering, monitoring Originally developed for Internet Cafes in Turkey.
HomeGuard $39-$49 windows authority, parent filtering, monitoring, screenshots, spying Activity Forensics is primarily spying software that logs computer use including keystrokes, screenshots, Internet activity, and other data. It offers rudimentary filtering.
HostsBlock free to $5 windows
HostsMan free windows defunct
Image Block browser meh
Integrity Buddy $5 / month defunct Marked as defunct because the website is so small as to be rediculous. It does not describe the publisher of the app and the contact form is defunct.
Intent browser, chrome slacker timetracking
InternetOff free windows timer
K9 Web Protection free for personal use android, ios, macosx, windows authority, parent, general, addict abandoned, biglist, countermeasures, defunct, filtering, historic, monitoring, password, timer Abandoned, as of June 30, 2019. Originally a product of Blue Coat, the filter was freely available for individuals looking to protect themselves or their family. However, Blue Coat was acquired by Symantec, and Symantec discontinued the product in 2019.
Kaspersky antivirus
Kaspersky Safe Kids $15 / year android, ios, macosx, windows parent filtering, monitoring
KidRocket browser parent
KidZui parent defunct
KidoZ parent
Kids Place android parent, addict, general filtering, monitoring
KidsWatch parent
Knas Based Accountability free android, ios, macosx, windows addict accountability, financial_consequences, monitoring Knas Based Accountability monitors your Internet use. If you watch porn, the staff charge a penalty to your credit card. You choose your penalty when you sign up; the minimum penalty is $100.
LG Gate android authority
LeechBlock browser
Lightning Web Browser $1 android antiad, hermit An Android browser with built-in ad-blocking.
Limit browser slacker Made by
Little Web Browser android Little Browser reduces data utilization by displaying only readable content from webpages and by not downloading extraneous contents like scripts and images.
Live Free $5 / month android, ios addict friends
MMGuardian android, ios
Mac OS X Parental Controls macosx parent filtering, monitoring, ratings, smarts Mac OS X Parental Controls can operate in three modes: unrestricted, automatic, and whitelist.
ManicTime free to $67 android, linux, mac, windows slacker timetracking
McAfee Family Protection windows filtering, monitoring
MinorMonitor free defunct, social
MobiCIP free to $40 / year android, chromeos, ios, kindle, macosx, nook, windows filtering, monitoring
MyKidisSafe android, ios parent defunct, filtering, monitoring, spying
NX Filter free to $$ network authority, general, parent biglist, filtering, monitoring A DNS-based filter and monitor, similar to OpenDNS, but with user-authentication capability for user-specific rules.
Naked Browser free android hermit defunct A browser that uses a privacy-conserving configuration, Naked Browser seems to have been written for the author's own use and then shared with the world.
Net Angel $15 / month network parent, spouse, addict Net Angel sells home routers that have e2guardian pre-installed. Whenever a website is blocked, a text message is sent to a phone number. As of 2016-11-11, the company also has beta-quality iOS and Android apps that will feature similar techniques.
Net Nanny $13 to $40 / year android, macosx, windows parent accountability, biglist, filtering, monitoring, social, timer
NetDog Porn Filter $25 windows defunct
NetGenie network parent
Netspark $9 / month android, ios, windows parent filtering, games, image_recognition, smarts, timer
Netsweeper network authority
Ninja Adult Porn Blocker misleading Made by Fallaciously claims to be the most powerful adult porn websites blocker.
NoFap Panic Button browser motivate
OpenDNS free to $20 / year android, ios, linux, macosx, network, windows general, parent filtering, monitoring Free for home use, OpenDNS is both easy-to-use and popular.
Override DNS $2 android general
PC Pandora parent abandoned, defunct, monitoring, spying
PC Tattletale authority, parent monitoring
Parental Control Bar defunct
Pause browser slacker Made by
PeanutButterPC $25 windows parent defunct
Pearl Echo $30 windows authority filtering, monitoring
Play This 2 Play That $1 android parent defunct, games, timer Requires user play a certain amount of educational games to unlock other apps.
PorNo! free android, browser addict filtering
Porn Blocker ios, macosx, safari
Privoxy free linux, macosx, network, windows hermit, general, parent proxy Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy designed to enhance privacy, control access, and remove ads.
ProblemPoker addict defunct
Protectr android parent defunct, filtering, monitoring
Public Fox free but prompts user to install AdBeaver adware browser filtering, password Public Fox can block downloads, prevent browser changes, lock down addons, bookmarks, and more, block unwanted web sites.
Pure Browser android, ios addict, parent filtering It is described as a "Christian browser", it's patron verse is Phillipians 4:8.
PureSight $2 / device / month android, windows parent filtering, monitoring, timer
Purified Porn Filter $5 / month ios parent
Purity Browser $5 / month android, browser, ios addict, parent accountability, filtering
Qbserve $29 macosx slacker timetracking
Remojo $4 to $5 / month android, ios, macosx, windows accountability, filtering, screenshots
Rescuetime free to $9 / month android, linux, macosx, windows slacker filtering, timetracking
Router Limits free to $20 / month network parent filtering, monitoring
R|Tribe free to $499 / month android, ios addict, general accountability, counseling, friends R|Tribe is an app for keeping track of your emotions and staying accountable to other pepole. For a fee users can connect with coaches via messaging or video.
SPIN Safe Browser free android, browser, ios parent, addict filtering SPIN is a browser with built-in filtering. It has 4.2 stars in the Android store.
Safe Access windows defunct
Safe Families We-Blocker 2.1 defunct
SafeDNS $20 / year network parent, authority filtering
SafeSquid $10 / user / year or $5 / CPU hour network authority gateway Designed for organizations, the minimum system requires for SafeSquid are 2GB of ram and 2 CPU cores.
Safesurfer free to $5 / month android, ios, network parent filtering, monitoring A freemium DNS service for families with children. The monitoring features require a subscription.
Samsung Knox android authority
Samsung Marshmallow android parent defunct
Screen Time android parent monitoring, timer
Screen Time by Apple free ios, macosx parent filtering, games, monitoring, timer Apple's Screen Time is on macOS and iOS and it's free. While some have been glad to see Apple beef up parental controls on their devices, Apple has also been criticized and is being investigated for antitrust behavior for creating Screen Time while also making it difficult or impossible to create competing products.
ScreenRetriever parent
SecureTeen $40 / year android, ios, windows parent filtering, games, monitoring
SelfControl for Linux linux general, slacker abandoned, defunct, filtering, opensource, timer The purpose of the program is to block access to certain web sites (Blacklist) for a period of time with no easy way to unblock access. It was last updated in 2010.
SelfRestraint linux, macosx, windows general, slacker filtering, timer SelfRestraint is a cross platform application which blocks access to websites for a predetermined period of time. It was inspired by SelfControl.
SightSim defunct, skin
Smobile Sentry android, ios parent defunct, monitoring
SniperSpy macosx, windows defunct, monitoring, spying The FTC ordered Retina-X Studios to stop selling their programs and to delete all customer data after it became apparent that they could be used to spy on unsuspecting victims. The FTC article uses the term "stalkerware". Two years prior Retina-X servers were compromised by a hacker who obtained photographic information from the TeenShield, PhoneSheriff, SniperSpy, and Mobile Spy products.
Soft Eyes $50 windows parent, authority defunct, monitoring
SpyAgent $70 windows parent, authority monitoring, spying
Spysure $49 parent filtering, monitoring, screenshots, spying
SquidGuard free network parent, general, authority abandoned, biglist, gateway A URL redirector that can be used with the Squid proxy and that supports large blacklists (altough DansGuardian claims to be significantly faster). It has seen very little modification in recent years. biglist, defunct Squidblacklist (SBL) is a publisher of blacklists for web filtering platforms.
StayFocusd browser, chrome general, slacker filtering, timer StayFocusd is a Chrome plugin that can block "time wasting" websites. It only works in Chrome.
Stop-it free or donate browser
Streaks ios A to-do app that helps the user form good habits.
SureLock android
SurveilStar authority
TextBrowser free android general, addict defunct, imageless A very small text-only browser for Android. It is reminiscent of lynx. When paired with an app-locker, it can contrain a device to text-only browsing.
Totalnetguard $35 / year defunct A suite of products offered by American Family Online. Oddly, you must enter your mailing address to get the products.
Trend Micro antivirus
Triggered $5 / month android, ios addict Triggered is an app that offers a button to help addicts connect with supporters when temptation strikes.
True Vine Online $8 - $10 / month android, ios, macosx, windows parent Originally founded as a dial up ISP back in the late 90s, True Vine now offers the TVO Blockit kit to filter the Internet from a "Christian perspective." The company formerly used FilterPak.
Trustwave SecureBrowsing free browser
UBhind android, ios addict, slacker applock, monitoring, timer Track your life and/or addition.
Veriato $95 per employee android, macosx, windows authority monitoring, spying Used for spying on employees.
Verity $70 windows parent screenshots
Victory App android, ios addict journal The Victory App is a combination electronic journal, calendar, and book intended to help the user quit porn.
WOT free browser general biglist, filtering WOT is a browser plugin that displays a trust-level icon next to sites, based on input from users from around the world. It works in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
WanSecure network authority The site is in German.
WasteNoTime browser, chrome slacker
Web Filter (from Lightspeed Systems) authority filtering
Web Patrol $30 windows parent defunct, filtering, monitoring, screenshots, spying, timer
WebChaver $5 - $7 / month filtering, monitoring, timer
WebCleaner free linux, macosx, network, windows general, parent abandoned, opensource, proxy A proxy-based project that appears to be abandoned. It was last updated in 2010.
WebSafety free android, ios parent monitoring
WebTitan $850 / 50 users / year authority filtering, monitoring
WebWatcher windows monitoring, spying
Webconverger linux authority, general opensource Lock your computer to a Web application. Converts an ordinary computer to a kiosk.
Webroot antivirus
Websense defunct
Webshadow free android, ios, windows parent defunct, monitoring The software tracks browsing so that parents can see what their children are doing online. The stated goal of the product is to provide an incentive for children to behave online when they know that what they are doing will be seen by their parents. To get the product, you need to give your full name and email address.
Website Blocker (Beta) browser, chrome
Whitespace ios filtering Removes images from Safari.
Windows Family free windows filtering, games, timer Windows Family Safety may have noble intentions, but it can easily lure a parent into a false sense of security if the Chrome browser is on the computer. In particular, on Windows 8.1, even with the maximum protection settings that indicate a child will only be allowed to access the sites specifically allowed by the parent, Google Chrome allows and regardless (albeit with safesearch enabled but that is far different than the no sites setting a parent might try to select). The editor of this site just tried to use Windows Family Safety to prevent his 5 year-old from using the Internet and was appalled to discover the child would be able to watch Shakira's half-time show, contrary to the implied settings. Whether Microsoft or Google are to blame is unknown. Perhaps both.
X3Watch free to $99 / year android, ios, macosx, windows addict, parent abandoned, defunct, filtering, monitoring, password Development of X3Watch seems to have ceased in 2017, and customers given the chance to transfer membership to EverAccountable.
Xblocker free ios parent defunct, filtering
Zift defunct Part of Net Nanny 10
ZoneAlarm windows parent antivirus
Zscaler network authority
accountabilitypal free linux, network, windows addict abandoned, accountability, defunct, gateway, incomplete, monitoring, opensource Accountability Pal monitors Internet usage and sends e-mail reports to accountability partners. It is designed to be run on a server. It is incomplete, and was last updated in 2005.
bark $7.50 / month android, ios parent monitoring, social
clearOS $108 / year to $588 / year network authority filtering, gateway, more Aimed at businesses, governments, and schools, ClearOS is designed to be installed on a router. clearOS sells switches with ClearOS installed and calls them "appliances". It is very similar to DansGuardian.
dnscloak ios general filtering Can be used in combination with DNS filtering services such as CleanBrowsing, Norton ConnectSafe, nxFilter, OpenDNS, Safesurfer, and the like to provide filtering.
eSafely (netspark) free browser parent defunct
eVision defunct, skin Launched in 2001 and last updated in September 2001, this appears to be a defunct project. $2 - $20 / month A very small ISP with a mishmash of filtering services for the very conservative. The SafeSentryPro platform does html filtering.
goguardian authority
iOS Parental Controls free ios parent, general filtering, monitoring Also known as Restrictions, iOS Parental Controls allow parents to limit what can be done on iOS devices. Similar to Mac OS X Parental Controls, the website filter can operate in unrestricted, automatic (no adult content), and whitelist-only modes.
iOS parental controls ios parent
iProtectYou windows filtering
livigent network filtering, hardware, mimetypes, smarts, timer
mSpy $30 - $70 / month android, ios parent calls, location, monitoring, sms, snapchat, whatsapp
netsentron $75 / month network authority, parent
opendium authority
pfSense network authority opensource
the Web Blocker free windows filtering, monitoring The Web Blocker offsers extremely basic filtering. The publisher is hard to find. Use this software at your own risk.
uBlock free browser, chrome, palemoon antiad, general biglist, filtering
xBlock $50 ios, macosx addict filtering


Internet (often porn or game) addict or compulsive Internet user who wants to quit. See also slacker.
A person who wants to avoid ads online.
A school, library, government, company, or business that wants to restrict Internet access of their students, patrons, citizens, employees, or clients respectively.
A person who doesn't have a strong leaning toward one of the other audience categories.
A person who is concerned about their privacy when using the Internet.
A parent who wants to protect their offspring.
A person who finds themselves too often distracted or wasting time on the Internet. This is similar to but different from the addict.
A spouse who wants to monitor or limit their partner's activity on the Internet. This audience is not categorized on this page. See instead products for parent or authority.


The software integrates with Android.
The software integrates with one or more browsers such as Brave, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Vivaldi, Safari, and the like.
The software integrates with Firefox 56 or below and spin-offs such as Pale Moon and Waterfox.
The product is an Internet site.
The software integrates with iOS.
The software integrates with Linux.
The software integrates with Mac OS X.
The software integrates with a network device, usually as opposed to a browser or operating system. Such software is typically installed on a router, but can sometimes be installed on the local machine if the operating system is of the right kind. All gateways and proxies work at the network level.
The software integrates with Windows.


The software is no longer being developed. It may or may not still work, depending on how long ago the developers abandoned it.
The software notifies an accountability partner, parent, or spouse regarding Internet activity or filter configuration, typically over email but sometimes using another means such as RSS.
The software is not actively maintained and may or may not still be functional. Ailing is similar to abandoned except it is less clear that the developers have jumped ship.
The software is part of an antivirus product. Most antivirus products come with some type of parental controls.
The software can block user access to programs. See also games.
Filtering is accomplished through a large database of categorized resources.
The software allows the end-user to configure it without a password, but will not allow the change to take effect for some amount of time.
The software interacts with data in the cloud. E.g., a list of websites to block are retrieved from a remote server.
The software helps connect the user to a real-life counselor or coach.
The software will notice and respond to attempts to work around it. E.g., k9 can be configured to block all Internet access for a specified time if too many attempts to visit blocked pages are detected.
The software has not been updated for a long time and either does not exist or if it does is unlikely to work on modern operating systems.
The program consists of educational material that helps a user change behavior.
A fine must be paid if the end-user views porn.
The software blocks some content. There are several kinds of filtering.
The software helps the user communicate with a supportive community.
The software motivates the user by helping the user track progress and get "rewards" (points) as in a game.
The software can block user access to other programs (typically this is used to limit game time).
The software is meant to be installed on a network router separate from the end-user machine. In the case of a gateway filter on this page, the OS value lists all operating systems to reflect the fact that the end-user machine may have any operating system. Such software is typically created for schools and employers.
The software comes preinstalled on a device that connects to and filters for the local network.
The software harvests data from the user for the benefit of the publisher of the software. This designation is hard to determine with certainty because what exactly is done with data sent to the software publisher is known only to the publisher.
The software was once quite popular.
The software supports an imageless mode in which no images or videos are rendered.
The software uses image recognition. See also skin and pixelation.
The software describes itself as incomplete.
The software is or includes a journal feature to help the user reflect. See also education.
Filtering is accomplished on the fly through keyword detection within web pages.
The location of the end-user is tracked and usually presented to another person (ostensibly the end-user's parent).
Filtering can be done on a mime type basis. E.g., Pluckeye can block all images from , but still allow text.
The marketing materials for the product are misleading or has outlandish claims such as "the best" when that is not the case.
The software monitors Internet activity or filter settings for the purpose of allowing a parent, accountability partner, or other person to view. See also accountability.
The software has other features that do not fit one of the other feature categories.
The program, site, or software has motivational messages for the end-user.
The software is open source.
The software is open source to interested contributors.
The software allows or requires configuration to be protected by a password or administrator login.
The software uses computer vision algorithms to anaylze images and pixelates ones that contain too much skin.
The software can detect profane words and replace them with #$@! characters.
The software is a proxy and requires browsers be configured to use it (note that this meaning is specific to this page). See also gateway for another kind of proxy.
The software uses self-identifying website ratings such as as RTA and SafeSurf or the discontinued PICS or POWDER labeling systems.
The software takes screenshots so that some other person can review what the user was doing.
The software has features oriented towards self-control.
The software uses computer vision techniques to dynamically recognize skin in images. See also pixelation.
The software tries to determine whether content should be allowed or not by examining content. This is sometimes used in combination with biglist techniques and sometimes as an alternative.
The software specifically monitors interaction on social media sites such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter, etc., with the intent of informing a parent about how their child is interacting through these sites.
The software spies on the user and generates reports for somebody else to look at. Spying is similar to monitoring and accountability but distinct because products that spy are more invasive, often logging key strokes and the like. Marketing materials may indicate the end-user is commpletely unaware of the monitoring.
The software can be configured to enable or disable access to the Internet or parts of the Internet for a specified amount of time or time of day.
A variant of monitoring, timetracking emphasizes the amount of time spent on various activities. Many tools that have monitoring also have timetracking and vice-versa. See also monitoring.