Below are some of our alternative filtering suggestions that are currently compatible with our system:
For those who cannot or do not wish to use a filtered ISP, OpenDNS is a good alternative. OpenDNS, is free, constantly updated, effective, and does not conflict with WebChaver. It requires some minor computer know-how to set up properly. It is a very good option, since the filtering is done at the server level, and browsing may actually be faster than with your provider’s DNS.
(Note: If your computer uses a dynamic IP, then you must install the OpenDNS updater on your computer.)
Warning: The Open DNS filtering system is only effective when your computer/router is configured to point to their servers. This can be easily changed by anyone with a small amount of computer knowledge. Therefore, it is important to use Open DNS only in conjunction with Covenant Eyes.
ISP filtering is when the content is filtered by your internet provider before it ever reaches your home. This is a very secure way of ensuring that no inappropriate web content can be accessed from your internet connection. It cannot be circumvented by disabling any software, and it will not conflict with WebChaver.
Warning: This form of filtering is only protecting the content from your internet provider. It is quite common for several open wireless networks to be available in the vicinity of your laptop computer. If one connects to any of these open networks, the internet is no longer filtered. (WebChaver monitors all internet activity, regardless of the type of connection.)
The following are some ISP filters available in Israel and the US:
Internet Rimon (Etrog)
Rimon is an excellent filtered ISP available in Israel only.
It allows you to select from several different levels of
filtering. Their "Etrog" service is designed specifically for the
Chareidi community, with a much stricter level of filtration.
is the same as Jnet in the US (see below) and is now available in
Israel. It is an excellent and reliable service in our
JNet gives you full-speed
Internet access with tamper-proof filtering, updated daily. Jnet
filtering is flexible: you can choose a separate level of
filtering for each Internet user, and you can filter audio,
video, freeware, and shareware without completely blocking those
KosherNet is a filtered ISP available in the US. They offer DSl or Dial-up connections. Note: KosherNet's client-based filtering (KleenWeb) is not compatible with WebChaver.
YeshivaNet provides two services only - email without Internet, or email with access to just the websites you need and no others.
TalkTalk is the only ISP in the UK that offers server level filtering. We have not tested the filter, but it is a free service for TalkTalk customers, and is certainly a good first line of defense.
A second type of filtering is client (home) based filtering, which is software installed on a computer that attempts to block inappropriate content as it comes on. Although this will protect the computer regardless of the type of connection being used, it has several disadvantages.
Warning: These filters, like most client-based filters, can be circumvented with a little computer know-how. We suggest using them only in conjunction with the WebChaver accountability system.
K9 Web Protection is an excellent free filter that is simple to set up for everyone. After going through the simple and quick setup, K9 runs in the background, logging all internet and email activity. You won't even know it is there unless an inappropriate site is attempted to be accessed, which K9 will block.
Note: Success in using Web Chaver simultaneously with K9 was achieved by turning the automatic time update in Windows ON.
Norton Online Family
is a free product from Norton that gives you gives you insight
into where your kids go and what they do online. So you can keep
them safe and teach them good Internet habits.
Some of Norton's features:
Important! If you have any existing filtering programs (not mentioned here) installed on your computer - they may conflict with the Covenant Eyes software. Please call the CE support team at 877-479-1119 - (8 AM to midnight) prior to installing WebChaver to make sure that your existing filtering programs will not conflict with the Covenant Eyes software.
Did you know? WebChaver now offers integrated filtering too.
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