There are many
safety options for your computer. The two most
popular are monitors and filters. Deciding what
type of protection to use for the Internet can
be frustrating. So, it is helpful to compare
the pros and cons of these different choices.
Some people have filters, i.e. parental controls
and certain blockers with their Internet service
or operating system. These filters give you
the ability to set up rules and pre-determined
lists. These functions have the power to allow
or deny certain chat rooms, websites, and instant
messages. Not to mention downloads and e-mails.
Parents and employers feel that these blocks
are necessary in preventing improper usage of
the computer. Filters do have benefits, but
some feel they are too restrictive. Sometimes
these filters are so limiting that when you
want to legitimately use the computer you are
A monitor sometimes referred to as spy software,
has a different spin on the filter. This system
lets you know who is talking to whom. It lets
you see what is being said and how frequently
they are saying it. It obtains verbiage used
from both computers during a conversation. The
monitors record any incoming and outgoing E-mails
and activity while surfing the Internet. The
best part about it is that your employee or
child, etc. has no idea it is occurring.
If the person
that is using the computer can log into your
account, they can change the filters. They can
also change them back leaving you in the dark.
Monitors give you an extra set of eyes while
you are not in the room. The internet is a dangerous
place for children and employees should not
take advantage of the net during work hours.
Basically, filters are more restricting and
monitors are more discrete. Monitors have more
pros than filters. Monitors give people the
ability to not feel restricted, when they should
not be. Monitors give you all the answers, filters
leave you with questions.
many safety options for your computer. The two
most popular are monitors and filters.
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