Flaws With Internet Explorer 7 Safety Controls

A computer savvy child (You’ll be surprised, Children are getting better at computers younger in this age) will simply download another browser and completely bypass Internet Explorer Parental Controls.

The browser is the core of an online experience. The program you are viewing this site with is a browser. Internet Explorer Parental Controls only work in Internet Explorer. (a type of browser) If you child downloads another browser to view the web with, the controls become obsolete.

In addition Internet Explorer Parental Controls are passive; whenever a site is visited it is checked against a list of blocked sites. A site may be new enough that it might not on be the list. Also a site might seem safe to the Internet Explorer Parental Controls (not have any questionable content on them), but actually link to sites with questionable content.

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