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To provide the men of Grace Bible Church with teaching, support, opportunities for fellowship and discipleship, and growth in the Lord so that they can provide Biblically-based leadership for their families, their work, and their community.
Protecting Our Families
INTERNET FILTERING & ACCOUNTABILITY TOOLS
My name is Kit Scott, Men’s Ministry Director at Grace Bible Church. In this document, I’m providing you with a summary of the many tools that can help you protect you and your family from pornography on the internet. As with all technical solutions each one has strengths and weaknesses. What is important is to evaluate your specific situation and then deploy the tool(s) that work best for you and your situation. Furthermore, open communication between and amongst all family members regarding the purpose for these tools and their necessity is at least as important, and perhaps more important, than deploying them by themselves.
In our home, we use OpenDNS.com as an overall network filter, and we use the built-in parental controls in various online services like Google (Safe-Search, which could be safer), YouTube, Netflix, etc. We also use a tool called TeenSafe.com to monitor smartphone usage (texts, some apps, web history, and location). When we implemented each of these tools, we explained to our children why we were using them and what our parental expectations are.