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Accountability Software


Unlike filtering, accountability software simply reports on Internet usage. No blocking occurs. In setting it up, you decide who will receive the detailed report of the computer’s usage. Web sites that are deemed inappropriate, based on the options you’ve chosen, will be red-flagged. Because monitoring software is of value only “after the fact”, we do not recommend this as a solution for families with children. However, it can be an effective aid in personal accountability for adults. There are several available products out there. Here are several:

Covenant Eyes




  • Free
  • Ministry of (
  • Regularly sends list of questionable web visits to selected recepients
  • Best free monitoring software
  • X3watchPro version available for $14.95; includes tech support
  • Mac compatible

Inside The Box™

  • An internet usage tracking solution designed for companies and organizations
  • Product is installed on a computer network and monitors internet usage (sites visits, length of time, etc.) for all computers used
  • Prices vary by number of computers being monitored


  • $19.95 for download
  • Scans computer files and internet history for potentially offensive materials
  • Deluxe version ($39.95 + S&H): includes keystroke monitoring, scans, chats and emails, expanded dictionary of keywords

Parents CyberAlert

  • $39.95 for download free trial
  • Records emails, IM, websites, keystrokes, file access, screen snapshots
  • website, email, chat, IM blocking
  • Games and applications alerts & blocking

Guardian Internet Monitoring Software

Guardian Monitor

  • $39.95
  • Monitor email, chat, IM, p2p applications
  • Record keystrokes and downloads
  • Websites blocking

Chat Checker

  • Free
  • Records instant message (IM) conversations
  • Login online to review IM conversations from within the last 24 hours
  • Receive daily usage summary via email
  • Receive alerts to dangerous conversations or watch-words via email


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