Filtering Your Internet http://vimeo.com/4683357 Presentation/Discussion about Filtering Your Internet ... at Tokyo Barcamp 2009 (May)
TimesUpKidz - Limit Computer Time http://www.timesupkidz.com Simple and effective software that lets parents choose how much and when their kids use the computer. Gives kids audible reminders, like "5 minutes left", and logs them off when their time is over.
KidZui ... browser for kids age 3-12. http://www.kidzui.com/ KidZui is a kid’s browser with access to over 600,000 websites, pictures and videos reviewed by teachers and parents like you.
KidZui was designed to offer kids the same expansive experience adults have on the web. Rather than filter the Internet, KidZui’s founders built an entirely new one – customized for kids. Content on KidZui is painstakingly reviewed by caring teachers and parents just like you. And the process continues 24/7 with new kid-friendly content added daily.
OpenDNS http://www.opendns.com/ Free yourself of DNS-related Internet outages with our zero-downtime global network. Eliminate DNS as a problem source on your network. Using OpenDNS means fewer support calls and headaches, letting you focus on more important issues.
CensorNet http://www.censornet.com/ It is our mission to provide world class Internet security products that filter and remove offensive material found intentionally or accidentally online, via Web sites or e-mail messages.
Bloxx : Web Content Filtering http://www.bloxx.com/ Bloxx : Web Content Filtering
Web filtering that works – efficiently and cost effectively, from 50 to 50,000 PCs.
That's what you get from Bloxx web content filtering. Our approach is very different from a typical web filter – starting with a secure web content filtering appliance, not a difficult-to-manage software-based web content filter.
And we go far beyond the limitations of other web filters which employ a blunt block on URLs – to instead offer intelligent and dynamic page scanning. In effect, a Bloxx® web filter appliance keeps out unwanted pages, but allows your people access to everything else. So business goes on – Bloxx web content filtering takes care of the offensive, harmful or undesirable content.
ComputerTime http://www.softwaretime.com/ ComputerTime is parental-control software that lets parents set limits on the amount of time and the time-of-day when their children can use the computer.
SoftwareTime believes that the computer is an amazing tool for children, both for educational and social purposes.
You no longer have to keep track of the time your children spend on the computer. ComputerTime does that for you! It takes just a few minutes to set limits for each child.
Free trial ... then US$40
Scandoo http://www.scandoo.com Scandoo
Search engines are most people? entry point to new web sites.
At Scandoo we automatically scan all search results to protect you from visiting web sites that spread malicious viruses or spyware, and protect you from viewing offensive content.
Some sites you visit could lead to your computer getting infected with spyware or a virus. Our scanners inspect and classify all search results in real time before you click on the links so you can make informed decisions about the websites you visit and secure yourself against infection.
It? still very early days, and we have some enhancements we are working on to add more security for your searches and help protect you against criminal and offensive content on the web.
Peacefire (USA) http://www.peacefire.org/ Peacefire.org was created in August 1996 to represent the interests of people under 18 in the debate over freedom of speech on the Internet.
Peacefire is a "people for young people's freedom of speech" organization, not a "young people for freedom of speech" organization. In other words, you can join at any age if you are against censorship for students and people under 18 in general. Peacefire used to be more of a "teens only" group, but we realized that there was no point in excluding what any potential members had to offer, simply based on their age.
In October 1998, we added pages to Peacefire.org about how to disable the different censorware programs.
Advice to get around your blocking software .....
Netfilter http://www.netfilter.com.br NetFilter Family is the pioneer web content filter in Brazil. It was especially developed for all families. With it, parents can leave their computer free for their children to enjoy the best of Internet.
This product also has versions for Schools, Corporation and ISP.
Stop Internet Blocking in Schools (Flash animation) https://www.eff.org/ Stop Internet Blocking in Schools (Flash animation)
Internet Blocking in Public Schools https://www.eff.org/node/67552 Internet Blocking in Public Schools - A Study on Internet Access in Educational Institutions
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Online Policy Group (OPG) have cooperated to study and analyze the accessibility on the web of information related to state-mandated curriculum topics within public schools that operate Internet blocking software. This study measures the extent to which blocking software impedes the educational process by restricting access to web pages relevant to the required curriculum.
Software to beat the great firewall of China http://news.cnet.com/2100-1028-997101.html The news and propaganda wing behind the U.S. government's Voice of America broadcasts has commissioned software that lets Chinese Web surfers sneak around the boundaries set by their government.
The software enables PC users running Microsoft's Windows XP or 2000 operating systems to set up a simple version of what's known as a circumvention Web server, or a computer that essentially digs a tunnel under a firewall set up by a government, corporation, school or other organization.
Campaign to protect children using internet http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2002/01/876 A UK-wide advertising campaign to protect children using the Internet was launched in Jan 2002.
Cathy Jamieson, Minister for Education and Young People, said that the second phase of the campaign - ‘know the net’ - would target young teenagers directly through radio and cinema adverts and information in the teenage press.
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KidSmart : internet safety education programme http://www.kidsmart.org.uk KidSmart : internet safety education programme
KidSmart is a new internet safety education programme run through schools, targeting pupils, teachers and parents.
The scheme is run by Childnet, the leading children's Internet charity, and has been launched to coincide with the Government's Home Office wiseuptothenet initiative.
The aim of KidSmart is to help all of us - parents, teachers and young people - to stay safe online and get the most out of the Internet.
On this site you will find:
Simple tips for staying safe online.
A great directory of positive websites.
Worksheets, posters and fun classroom activities.
Links to websites with further information and resources.
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The Police Notebook: Safety on the Internet http://www.ou.edu/oupd/inetmenu.htm Tips & Tools for Parents: Keeping Kids Safe Online | Is Your Child "Wired" Yet? | Notes, Advice, and Warnings for Parents and Kids | KID SAFETY on the Internet | Romance on the Internet | Computer Virus Hoaxes | E-Mail Chain Letters | Dealing with SPAM | Know Your Online-Shopping Rights | E-Mail Chain Letters |
Childnet International http://www.childnet.com/ Childnet International exists to make sure that the Internet becomes a great place for children and that their interests are promoted and protected. As a non-profit organisation set up in 1995, we have been working behind the scenes around the world with very many partners in different sectors.
. On this website you can read about the research we have undertaken (see "Netaware" programme) our public awareness work (see Chat Danger and Netbenefit ) as well as the strategic INHOPE work we have established among Hotlines across Europe improving the way that child pornography is reported and effectively tackled.
Mail Blocking Comes to Schools http://fno.org/mar01/censorship.html Is it ever acceptable for network managers working for state governments or schools to filter large blocks of e-mail addresses without giving due process, without notifying the people blocked, without evidence of wrong doing and without careful targetting?
SafeKids http://www.safekids.com/ A complete safe-surfing kit and collection of information for parents. This site lays out the rules, the risks, the products and the issues." Welcome to SafeKids.Com where you'll find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive!
Surf on the Safe Side http://www.surfonthesafeside.com/ The objective of the company is to provide an effective and relevant Christian presence in the world of the internet. The starting point is providing protection for families wishing to explore its potential. SurfontheSafeside.com is just the first service CIC will be bringing to market.
ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE HateFilter™ http://www.adl.org/ ... a unique product that helps parents to make sure that messages of hate and bigotry on the Internet do not reach their children. It is a software product designed to act as a gatekeeper. It protects children by blocking access to World Wide Web sites of individuals or groups that, in the judgment of the Anti-Defamation League, advocate hatred, bigotry or even violence towards Jews or other groups on the basis of their religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other immutable characteristics.