Whenever I’m speaking to parents and/or youth workers about matters related to our Digital Kids Initiative, I am inevitably asked for recommendations regarding blocking software or technologies that can keep kids from danger and danger from kids. I never know how to answer.

I’m not up-to-date on these things as new filters and work-around’s seem to be popping up every other day. My standard answer is this: “Ultimately, we need to equip our kids to serve as their own filters as a result of having hearts bent on doing the right thing. But I also realize that we do need to do whatever is necessary to protect our kids from online harm and provide for their flourishing. So, if you want to know about the ins and outs of the most current filtering technologies, check out the good and valuable work being done by our friends at Common Sense Media. I realize that we do need to whatever is necessary to protect our kids from online harm and provide for their flourishing.”

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