Friday, November 20, 2015

Christian Internet Filtering, part 1 of 2

There are a number of solid options for people who want filtering and accountability for their Internet usage.  Note that one should not have filtering and accountability for his computer only, but also all phones or other electronic devices with Internet access.  One solid option for doing this is Covenant Eyes:


Covenant Eyes also offers Internet accountability and filtering. Detailed, easy to understand, and customizable records of Internet usage with age-based content ratings can be sent weekly to an unlimited number of accountability partners.  They also offer an Internet filter that is customizable for age-appropriate sites; attempts to bypass the filter are recorded on the accountability report.  The filter can even make the Internet entirely inaccessible at certain hours, or restrict users to specific websites.  It is highly customizable for appropriate levels of Internet access.  They are a for-profit company with a background in Christendom, but they are not specifically Christian.  They have a three-digit number of employees, and they affirm that their customer service and product quality reflects their dedicated team.

In addition to the software for one’s computer, Covenant Eyes offers protection for smartphones.  For Apple iPhone, iPad, and related devices you download a filtered browser app.  You can then also lock down Safari, the App Store, and whatever else offers unfiltered access to the Internet so that one cannot just avoid the filtered browser.   For Android devices, the default browser is monitored, and other browsers, Google Play, etc. can be locked to minimize unmonitored browsing.  You can compare the services Covenant Eyes offers for computers, Apple, and Android phones by clicking here.

Covenant Eyes has quality phone support as well as e-mail and forum support, both within and outside of the USA.  Covenant Eyes also offers a 30 day money-back guarantee.  Their prices cover all devices for that person or group (in other words, you do not pay once for your desktop, once for your laptop, and once for your smartphone).  Their prices are:

For one person: $11.49 for accountability & filtering. (One can get filtering on its own for $5.99/month or accountability on its own for $9.99/month, but the $11.49/month for both is definitely best).

For a family (mother and father) of any size with any number of children: $13.99 for accountability and filtering

A third attractive option for Covenant Eyes includes their option for group coverage.  The first person pays $11.49 for filtering and accountability, and each person after that, up to an unlimited number, pays $3.50.  A church, business, or other organization could sign up and have a greatly reduced cost for their organization.  For example, an organization with 10 users who have accountability & filtering pays only $42.99/month, or $4.30 per user.  An organization with 50 users pays $182.99/month or only $3.66 a person.  An organization with 100 users pays $357.99/month or a mere $3.58 per person.

Finally, missionaries get $4 off the price of either individual, family, or group pricing (i. e., $7.49/month for individual, $9.99/month for family, and $4.00 off whatever size of a group price).

To get more information about Covenant Eyes or sign up, click on the banner below:


Covenant Eyes also has books to help fight the temptation of pornography.  They have, for example, a free e-book for parents to help their children resist this evil, a book on what pornography does to your brain, a book to help wives who have husbands involved in the sin of pornography, and a book for single people. (Click on the banner above, and then on "books," to see these compositions.)  While there is valuable material in these books, I do not endorse them 100%.  They are kind of Christian-influenced, but are not specifically born-again, Biblical Christian books, much less separatist, independent Baptist books.  They have no statement of faith.  One representative of Covenant Eyes I spoke to stated that Jewish Rabbis, Roman Catholic priests, and Protestants all agree with the content of their books, and that they all (allegedly) teach the same thing on this subject.  Their two “Featured Speakers” on the subject of accountability and filtering are both Roman Catholics.  Learn more about Biblical sanctification, arising out of the new birth and genuine conversion, about how to put sin (including pornography) to death by the decree of the Father, through the power of the resurrected Christ, and applied by the Holy Spirit, and about how God can produce supernatural spiritual growth in your life, by clicking here.

Note: I have had Internet accountability and filtering for years and praise God for it.  I believe Covenant Eyes provides quality services and I have become an affiliate of the company. If you use the banners on this blotpost to sign up for Covenant Eyes, I will receive financial compensation for helping you to protect you spiritually and eternally from the powerful temptations of your flesh, this evil world, and the devil.  I can in good conscience say that there is nothing on this website that I would not have said were I not an affiliate of the companies, and I believe that it is appropriate that we both benefit from the information I have put together for your betterment (1 Timothy 5:18).  However, if you are bothered by the fact that I will be compensated if you use these banners to sign up, you can sign up on the webpage of either or both companies without clicking on these banners, and I will get nothing.  If you choose to use the buttons on this webpage, I offer you my sincere thanks.


Anonymous said...

Brother Ross,

I just signed up for this and installed it last night. I hope that you will be compensated. If you don't receive anything, let me know if I can help to verify that it through you that I heard about Covenant Eyes.


Mat Dvorachek

KJB1611 said...

Dear Mat,

Thank you very much--our family has it as well, as part of group coverage with our church, and it works out very well. Feel free to share your experience of how it works.