Although it is not a silver-bullet solution, filtered Internet service can help block sexual temptation before it enters your house. Unlike filtering software that is installed on your PC, it may not require additional cost or maintenance, it cannot be hacked around, and it does not require a password.
REMEMBER, THIS ONLY TREATS THE SYMPTOMS. The cure is a sustained and growing relationship with Christ – and daily building your faith
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www.truevine.net (also for Smartphone) $9.95
True Vine Online: A Filtered Internet ISP
Blocks pornography at the server before it enters your home. While there is no technology that is 100% effective, they believe their filtering system is the most effective around. If you are in recovery, and being honest with yourself, this should [help] keep you safely away from the majority of temptation on the Internet. When you sign up, be sure you also phone & let them know if you are struggling & need the maximum protection & security. They say they have the experience and sensitivity to be able to help. A Christian owned company.
2385 Vineville Avenue, Suite 1
Macon, GA 31204
RECOMMENDED – filter can not be circumvented
American Family Online (also for Smartphone) $19.95 per year
RECOMMENDED – filter can not be circumvented
ContentBarrier X $60.00
Pros: It has the same filtering capabilities as SafeEyes. I also find its keyword blocker better than that of SafeEyes. Something I just remembered is that it has a feature that is supposed to keep kids from predatory chat, though I haven’t checked it out myself. ContentBarrier also has a way to schedule time on the internet, and you can even limit the amount of time in a particular block of time, say 30 minutes from 9-11 AM. Use the same procedure as above to keep yourself from turning it off. This filter is strictly for Mac. Cons: The same kinds of weakness as SafeEyes, but for some reason they don’t overlap. If anything, ContentBarrier can be too protective. One major flaw is that it can be bypassed, though I won’t mention how. You have to be rather tech-savvy to get around it.
Pros: This is by far the most amazing content filter. It is the most complex method of filtering I’ve seen and it is almost always accurate. It has a method of “weighting” certain words so that a medical site won’t get blocked but an adult site will. It also has a way of blocking specific parts of sites. Mac only. Cons: Easily bypassed, as it uses the same password you use to install software and do other system-related things. Also not for the faint of heart, technologically, though you can download an interface for it. If you’re not the main user of your computer, though, this could work fantastically. For example, in offices or if your wife happens to be the tech-savvy one.
FamilyConnect $18.95/$4.95 (filter only)
Family Safe Surfing (918) 524-1010 $19.95
Integrity Online $19.95
Open DNS (877) 811-2367 FREE
Pros: Filters the router and in turn every device that is receiving internet through the router. Easy to set up and update. Allows the user to add websites that are not already blocked by filter.
SafeEyes (877) 944-8080 $49.95/per year
Pros: It has a lot of great features in addition to just blocking categories of sites, such as the ability to: block keywords and specific sites, allow specific sites, control what hours of the day it is okay to surf (which may be helpful for many men in here who have specific hours their wives aren’t home or know when they are prone to fall). Another plus is that you have to log in to use the internet, and it tracks your activity. The password you use to log in is separate from an administrative password. Just have someone else be your administrator, or set the settings yourself, email the password to someone, and delete it from your computer. You can access the administration panel from any computer at SafeEyes.com. It has a few helpful categories of sites that many filters lack, such as lingerie and swimsuits. There is a Windows version available, too. Cons: Has some weaknesses in filter accuracy. Also can’t block just part of a site (a particular blog or Yahoo! group, for instance).
XXXChurch (also for Smartphone) $6.99
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Cellphone Safety – steps for stopping porn on an iPad or iPhone
R|Tribe (Smartphone App) – Daily App for Recovery from Porn and Sex Addiction. (NEW RESOURCE)
Lion – Accountability Browser – accountability browser for iPhone. Emails partners of any explicit websites you visit. (NEW RESOURCE)
X3 Watch – Online accountability for every device
Covenant Eyes – Internet Filter for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
McGruff – Internet filter for iPhone and iPad