There are available programs that function to either track, constrain, or limit access to websites or limit internet usage as a whole. These are called control soft wares. During times of browsing of internet websites or other internet contents, parents or adults in general know that there is almost no censorship applied. Therefore it is their role to prevent unwanted and inappropriate websites from being easily accessed especially by their children.
For this control soft ware, there are two basic types. These are the programs that filter internet usage and those that monitor computer usage.
Filter soft wares serve as the first line of defense in preventing children from accessing inappropriate websites. Their function involves website blocking, closing of unwanted chat rooms, e-mails and pop-ups. The restrictions will be based on your decision and settings. The program will serve as the censor and will limit and control access to the websites.
For younger children who may unwittingly open inappropriate or unwanted websites, programs that filter internet usage will be the best course of action to protect them.
On the other hand, monitoring soft wares are programs designed to track computer activity. These can be run in stealth mode to avoid detection by children. The parents are immediately made aware of the websites their children are browsing, what content they are viewing or their internet activity in general. If any unsuitable activity is detected, proper methods or steps may then be implemented whenever needed.
Older children could be able to disable filtering soft wares. In this case, monitoring softwares should also be installed.