The Best Porn Filters to Protect Your Kids

PC Magazine shares a run down of free and paid filters available to help your kids from encountering online pornography.

“Free Solutions
You don’t have to pay to keep your Internet smut-free. If you already make use of Microsoft’s Windows Live services, adding Windows Live Family Safety 2011 is a snap, and costs nothing. Rather than block specific categories, this product lets you set a general filtering level. The highest level blocks nothing but warns before allowing “adult content.” The next level below actively blocks adult sites but allows everything else; that’s the one you want.

Norton Online Family Premier costs $49.99 per year, but all of its content-filtering goodness is also available in the free edition. It can filter out content matching almost four dozen categories, but all you need to do is check off Porn and Mature Content.

The free edition of Qustodio v1.9 filters out sites matching almost 30 categories. Here again, all you need to do is check off Pornography and Mature Content.

You configure all three of these free solutions using an online portal. A small, local client on each PC enforces the rules you’ve set. That’s very convenient for a modern, multi-PC family.”

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