Tools for Families
Tools filtering out sexually explicit content
Almost all filtering software blocks sexually explicit material, including graphic depictions of sexual acts, nudity, and sexually explicit text.
Most filtering tools will prevent access to most material of this sort, but none are perfect. A tool that uses multiple blocking and filtering strategies may limit access to more sites, but it can also limit access to sites that include educational resources or articles on the censorship of such material (both for and against).
Remember: It's the company that makes the software that determines what gets blocked. The values or criteria it uses may be different from those of your family. We suggest you check our tool search engine to see if the company publishes its criteria for filtering, its list of filtered sites, or the key words or phrases that it uses to filter or block material. You may also want to visit the company's Web site and seek out product reviews.
Also remember: No filtering or blocking system is fool-proof. Parents will always need to remain involved in their child's online life. Kids will always need to know what their families' rules are and how to stay safe.