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Evaluation of Current E-Safety Software
Latif Z, Dowland PS
Advances in Communications, Computing, Networks and Security Volume 8, ISBN: 978-1-84102-293-2, pp76-87, 2011
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Filtering and blocking products are being marketed for the home users as a way of keeping their children safe on the internet. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of such products a framework was designed. The framework was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of five filtering products in communication channels, search engines and in URLs filtering. During the test it was revealed that filtering companies advertise many features but these features have their limitations and can cause the false sense of security. None of the tested products proved accurate to safeguard the children from online risks and threats.

Latif Z, Dowland PS