Nowadays, Eric doesn’t only play computer games installed in my computer, but he also surfs his favorite TV channel’s web sites for the latest games, downloading other games from GameHouse and Reflexive Games and installing them (even taking the liberty to crack the demo games with a cracking softwareÂ his dad downloaded). And, (no) thanks to his dad, he’s even begun to browse YouTube for Batman and anime cartoons. He’s beginning to freak me out!
My worry doesn’t stop there. Me being a “fan” of torrent files, I sometimes end up looking at sites with content or ads that are, let’s say, rated R or above. I’m very wary when he’s around me when I do so, as he tends to peek from behind my shoulder and read whatever site I’m looking at the moment.
My increasing concern with the kinds of information he accesses from my computer made me on the look out for free software that filters out unwanted content off the Web and display only kid-friendly sites. I finally settled with K9 Web Protection from Blue Coat. Simply put, the Web filtering software will decide what sites can be viewed or not viewed based on their database that are both automated and manually rated by its own software users.
I’m sure the software will work; the only other thing I hope for from this software is that it won’t bog down my computer.