I maintain a blog site as a part-time job, and having a 2 kids in the house has made me a little more aware of the dangers lurking in the shadows of cyberspace. The internet has been a powerful tool not just for data processing and storage, but for global communication as well. Millions of text data and images are being posted online everyday. So how does one filter the good from the bad at home?
There are many applications that can help you block pornographic from being displayed on your computer They use distinctive filter methods that analyze whether a URL is safe for viewing or not. However, it may not be so easy to filter images as it is URLs. There are porn sites that allow for the user to type in their emails so pictures can be sent to the address directly, without having to go through their site. This can pose some serious problems for my kids. Good thing there are some pornographic image filters that can analyze images as they are being downloaded, and identify those that are unwanted. The technology can analyze different physical aspects of the images like skin tone, contour, hues, etc. This can act as a reliable personal web nanny, to help block porn images. It is said to be 85%-90% accurate, which is relatively high.
Now I can rest peacefully at night while my laptop is still turned on. I don’t have to worry about my kids sneaking around and having a peak at unsightly images. All they will probably find is the link to the Australia business directory that I have left opened. Having kid-friendly internet access is an effective way to keeping my family porn-free.