Parental Control Tools

Parental controls are any tools or methods parents might use to restrict, tailor, or manage the media content their children consume.  A comprehensive suite of parental controls should include customizable filters, monitoring software, time-managing controls, and IM and chat controls.  These tools should be utilized on all Internet-enabled devices (desktops, laptops and gaming, mobile and music devices). 

Growing Wireless (provided by the Wireless Association),  keeps an extensive clearinghouse of up-to-date  safety and Parental Control Tools for  each of the major providers  in the industry .

The following Internet Service Providers and sites offer parental control features: