This is a fun topic, huh? Covenant Eyes is a type of program that I have used for years and years. It is not limited to just my children, either. Covenant Eyes can be installed on any tablet, ipod, phone, or computer.
Some of the Things of This Program
Our software periodically captures screenshots of your screen activity and stores them securely on your device.
Advanced artificial intelligence analyzes those screenshots, on your device, for explicit imagery.
The software rates the images, blurs them to protect your privacy, then prioritizes them based on content.
A report of concerning activity, circumvention attempts and other activity is sent to you and your ally.
Sadly, porn is everywhere. I mean, television shows, commercials, and websites are inundated with inappropriate images and scenes. It is really sad. We talk with our kids, but they hear things in school, get curious and decide to “google” things or better yet, get on YouTube.
YouTube needs that crap off their sites. However, it is SO readily available. I must say, we do not do a whole lot of screen time. My kids watch movies, that we watch with them or have separated out what is okay and what is not. They don’t get cellphones until they are 16 and even then, it is closely monitored. Furthermore, we do not have computers or tablets at their fingertips.
We have 1 computer that can be used. It is password protected and I use Covenant Eyes to go in and close off apps or block sites (ie YouTube) altogether. If someone tries to access that, I get email notification of the date/time/account (each person has their own account and password for CE)/activity.
When I get that, we address it immediately. It is not easy. Porn is a sin just like lying, gambling, coveting, murder, etc. It is not greater or lesser than any other sin. God hates ALL sin and it grieves Him.
It is worth the $14.95 a month. This is one thing that I will not do away with because, in this day and age, things are so much more prevalent. It is so easy to click on one thing and it leads down a dark path. You can type in something completely innocent and it can come up with the worst things ever. Once that seed is in there, it is there. It is my job to do what I can to keep that seed from rooting into my family.
No one is exempt. We are not perfect. Please, during this time of quarantine especially, monitor your kids’ online presence. All of us being forced to homeschool means they are on a device quite a bit. Talk to your children. Have conversations with your spouse. Check yourself, if you need too as well. Always be willing to have the hard chats. It is worth it.