Brisbane, Australia (PressExposure) December 02, 2009 -- Internet filtering software is helping parents protect their children in the cyber bullying playground. 2009 has seen a startling rise in cyber bullying across the world, particularly in the US, UK and Australia, and with children and teenagers spending more hours every day on computers, the need for parental control online is more prominent than ever before.
Web filtering is becoming the only protection that parents can provide for their children in the World Wide Web. Filtering software that monitors chat rooms, social networks and releases Activity reports are now providing parents an indication of any form of cyber bullying and allows them to take the appropriate action.
The side effects of cyber bullying can be devastating, with teen suicide the end result in many known occasions this year in the US, UK and Australia. The extreme depression that can often result from the bullying is often hidden from parents as itâs something that teenagers are unable to talk about.
Internet Filtering and Parental Control Software, Integard, enables parents the opportunity to guard their children in todayâs relatively dangerous online environment.
Integard internet filtering knows about search engines like Google, and social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. It monitors what children and teenagers are searching for, and what is said in chat conversations, looking for any suspicious activity that parents would want to know about.
Race River Corporation, the creator of Integard, has just released an upgraded version of the popular filter for families, Integard Home v2.0. Integard is available for a one month free trial and can be downloaded from the Race River website, http://www.raceriver.com.
Integard is one of the selected Internet Filters by the Australian Government as part of the NetAlert âProtecting Australian Families Onlineâ initiative.