Web Filtering and Parental Controls
MetaSurf was developed by MetaCert, a San Francisco-based company which helps consumers to find out more information about the content on a website and its suitability, before you visit a site.
MetaSurf\\\\\\\'s entire focus is on ‘sexually explicit content’: the content that every parent is concerned about when their children are accessing the web from computers, mobile phones and games consoles.
MetaCert\\\\\\\'s technology constantly crawls sites that contain sexually explicit content. It then automatically labels them and other adult sites to which they link. With hundreds of millions of classified adult webpages, MetaCert has labeled more pages than anyone else worldwide.
MetaSurf works by alerting you before you enter a labeled site by placing a tiny icon beside each search result. Crucially, it also enables parents and carers to set a pass code which must be entered to progress through to the site. It also blocks children from accessing pornography from within social networking sites such as Facebook, without blocking the entire site.
This easy safety control may be used to protect anyone wishing to avoid pornography or seeking to protect others from viewing it - including vulnerable adults.