For Christians, online accountability that keeps Internet experiences clean, safe and family-friendly is important. If you're shopping for an Internet filtering or online accountability service, narrow down your search and save yourself some time with this comparison of prices and services from some of the top Christian providers.
Integrity Online is the largest, most complete provider of filtered Internet access. The company is well-established and dedicated to providing safe, clean, and reliable service.
Services include: Filtered DSL and dial-up service; business and residential Internet filtering; email filtering accountability software; web and email account filtering; personal web space; spyware removal tools; anti-virus software; tech support.
Price: High end from $20 - $50 per month for services.
Accountable2You is reasonably priced software designed for Christians who want to be held accountable online. Accountable2You's tools monitor, record, and report everything a user views on the computer including websites, images, videos, movies, social networks, and chat applications. Each account subscription allows unlimited installations.
Services include: Windows, Mac and Mobile solutions; comprehensive reporting; usage for accountability partners; email reporting; technical support.
Price: Low end from $4.99 per month, with discounts for 1/2 year and yearly subscriptions.
Saavi Accountability is a unique application for parents who wish to hold their children accountable and for individuals who want to hold themselves accountable online. The software is designed to help users make the right decisions to resist temptations and reduce the desire for the online addiction.
Services include: Saavi Accountability records and reports when you regress to addictive behavior. This eliminates the secret anonymity, acts as a second conscience, and helps you stay more accountable. The software allows you to assign accountability partners (a parent, spouse, trusted friend, or trusted counselor) that can support you in your efforts to resist and break the addiction. It can send an e-mail or text message to parents or accountability partners within seconds of a violation, or if you try to deactivate it. This allows them to be aware of and help you address the problem as soon as possible.
Price: Saavi Accountability is a pay-as-you-go subscription service. It cost $9 per month for up to four computers concurrently.
CovenantEyes offers software for both Internet accountability and Internet filtering services.
Services include: Accountability software allows you to monitor Internet usage and email, and includes mobile applications for Windows Mobile and iPhone/iPod touch. The monitoring service scores objectionable websites and sends reports to the people you select. In addition, CovenantEyes offers Internet filtering software to block mature websites, limit time usage, and customize different levels of protection based on age.
Price: Low range with accountability service starting at $7.99 per month; Internet filtering service starts at $4.99 per month, but can be added on to accountability service for only $1.50 a month per user.
Safeplace.net was established in 1997 as a Christian owned and operated company with the mission of providing a clean and friendly environment for web exploration.
Services include: Home and business filtered Internet access; custom spam filter management; web based email; tech support.
Price: Low to mid range from $7 - $15 per month for services.
InternetSafety.com (now owned by McAfee) was established in 1999 and has become a leading provider of Internet safety solutions for both families and businesses.
Services include: Internet Safety now offers "SafeEyes" for home computers as well as mobile Internet filtering solutions. The software provides parental controls over web content and programs, Instant Message monitoring, time controls, usage logging and alerts, email and social networking solutions, and 24/7 support.
Price: Mid to high range - $49.95 a year for Internet filtering and monitoring for up to 3 computers; Add antivirus protection for $69.95 a year.