23 July 2013

Street Smarts in Web City

Tonight I have learned that Prime Minister Cameron of Great Britain has taken some very bold and courageous steps to block the dissemination of pornography in Great Britain.

Cameron to Block Porn

And, we thought the big news today was that a new royal prince was born!

I speak a lot about internet safety on Facebook. Before I even had an internet connection at home - before most people even had a computer a home - I heard someone compare the Word-Wide Web to a large city. Many different place to go, things to see, and people to meet. Lots of good, but also great danger. Most parents would never allow their child to wander the streets of Detroit or Boston or Los Angeles unaccompanied, yet they do not "accompany" their children as they surf the web.

From the time our daughter began to go online, until she became an adult, her usage was monitored. All passwords were known. And, she understood that where she went on the web was being observed. She also understood that we were not doing this because we did not trust her. We were doing this, because we did not trust Web City.

Hannah never gave us any grief about this, and the open relationship we enjoyed when she was 12 continues at 22. However, we still employ an internet filter, because we don't want to be accidentally exposed to anything wicked. 

Since most of my readers do not live in Great Britain, and will not benefit from Prime Minister Cameron's new law, I encourage you to be sure guard the gates, set up a hedge, and bring accountability. There are a lot of options out there to help you do this, for computers and phones. 

The services we use are Mobicip for the iPhone, and Covenant Eyes for the computers. Click on the graphics to go to their website.


  1. Hi! So glad you've liked your service with Covenant Eyes.
    If you're interested, I'd love it if you could write a guest post for the Covenant Eyes blog about the importance of Internet protection at home.
    Let me know if you are interested!

    Luke Gilkerson

    1. Luke, thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for the wonderful invitation. I would be delighted to write a guest post for Covenant Eyes. Please, let me know what to do next.


  2. Wish I could Facebook like this post.

    1. Oh cool. I didn't know that I could. I just did. This is JstNotherDay by the way.

  3. Hi Carolyn, how are you?

    Such a good post. Isn't it crazy? Great Britain has enough sense to do that and here in the U.S. certain blog communities have garbage right on the front page and the church goers won't leave! Crazy. (Notice I say church goers not Christians) That probably sounded judgemental but you know what I mean. : )

    Take care, I thought I would come over and see how you are doing. <3


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