A: Based on extensive research, MTAC recommends either iGate or Net Nanny.
Use our selection tool to help you determine which filter is best for you.
Q: How can I filter my Smart Phone?
A: We are in the preliminary stages of looking at smart phone filters, but we are aware that NetNanny has both an
Android and is working on an iPhone filter.
Please stay tuned for more details.
Q: Did you know iGateWeb has a software component?
A: Yes, iGateWeb has a software component that requires the computer's internet connection be filtered by iGateWeb.
However based on our evaluation of this software and discussion with iGateWeb, MTAC has found this software, in its current form, is not sufficiently robust to warrant consideration in the filter selection process.
This finding only limits the applicability of iGateWeb but does not detract from the quality of the actual filtering
Q: We have NetNanny. How can we block Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc? I've blocked Facebook and Twitter and now all the news sites are blocked.
A: The easiest way to block Facebook, Twitter, etc. is to block the 'Social Networks' category.
(Log into NetNanny ; click on 'Web Browsing'; and block the 'Social Networks' category)
Many sites use plugins to add features. However, blocking the 'Social Networks' category in NetNanny means that any sites that use facebook plugins will also be blocked. To work around this, the specific plugin addresses must be added as 'allowed' specific web exceptions in NetNanny.
For example some of the specific plugin addresses that must be added as 'allowed' Web Exceptions to access CNN, CBC, or the Vancouver Sun include: