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Strategies to Protect Your Computer and Yourself From Internet Porn

October 22, 2009

computer%20guyProtecting your computer and yourself from porn is easy to do with some basic steps.

Dealing with the computer is one of the key strategies for succeeding in sexual purity and sexual recovery.

Let’s start with 7 things to consider in protecting your computer and yourself from the unhealthy stuff.

 

CONTENT FILTERS – This is the security software that prevents bad stuff from coming in. In practically all computers, you can go to the Internet Settings and adjust the level of security protection. But you really need an extra level of security.  There are many basic content filters available.  Here’s a list of the top Internet Security downloads from CNET.com.  Some of them are even free!         CLICK HERE FOR LIST  


ACCOUNTABILITY FILTERS
– This is software that tracks all of the sites that the computer goes to and reports them to one or more accountability partners. Accountability software is a wonderful innovation that has helped many men and women to find and openness and freedom in using their computers.

scaredCovenant Eyes – www.covenanteyes.com

B-Secure – http://www.bsecure.com/ 

Net Nanny – www.netnanny.com
We think the best, by far is Covenant Eyes.  If you use our code “PURITY” at checkout you can get your first month for free. 


SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE PASSWORD
This is a great strategy for married people or for roommates. Let a friend set the password. It helps you work together on staying safe and pure.

 

walk_toward_the_lifeSUPERVISED COMPUTER USE – This is a good step for those that cannot be trusted on the computer. For sex addicts. For children. For adolescents. Keep the computer in open view in a public room. Stay in the same room when the person is on the computer.

 

ONLY USE THE COMPUTER IN A PUBLIC PLACE – This is a good strategy for those who are single or traveling. Go to the library. Go to an open table in a coffee shop or restaurant. Only use your computer where others can plainly see your screen.

 

stoplightSTAY OFF THE COMPUTER AT VUNERABLE TIMES – This is a very good strategy for all who struggle. Alone times can be a killer to purity. Certain times of the day can be more vunerable. Make a commitment to your spouse or to a friend that you should not be on the computer:

  • Early in the Morning
  • Late at Night
  • When You’re Alone

 

GET RID OF THE COMPUTER – Extreme! You bet! I you have had major problems and have proven yourself to not be trustworthy, this may be the only solution. You may have to only go to the library to use their computer. You shouldn’t have to be off the computer forever. But an abstinence period from the computer could be the best thing to help you push the Reset button. It all depend on how bad your situation has gotten, and how bad you want to get well.

 

WHAT OTHERS WOULD YOU ADD?
There are many other tips that you can follow to protect your computer and protector yourself. Many people have succeeded at this. Sound off!

Q: What tips would you add?

Q: What has been most helpful to you to protect yourself from the inflow of pornography?

Q: What is the easiest thing to change?

Q: What is the hardest thing to change?

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One Comment
  1. October 23, 2009 11:48 am

    Speaking of accountability, did you catch my latest post with John Piper?
    http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2009/10/20/john-piper-on-why-we-need-accountability-groups-in-the-church/

    Great wisdom in his words.

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