Many companies offer filtering products that enable parents to block certain Internet activities. Some programs block sites known to contain objectionable material.
Some block Web sites based on key words that suggest it might contain objectionable material. Still others restrict a child’s ability to access chat rooms, or receive and send e-mail.
Filtering programs should never become a substitute for parental involvement and monitoring of a child’s Internet use. If you decide that a filtering program is an
appropriate tool for your household, be sure to discuss it as a family. Many programs can be adjusted to fit a family’s particular needs, so it is important
to identify what sorts of restrictions are appropriate for you.
The Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force cannot endorse any particular filtering product. If you feel that filtering software would be appropriate for your family,
please research what’s available to determine what might work best.