NOTE: ITLnet no longer offers this service. This page is for reference only. If you would like information about CyberPatrol, please visit their web site: http://www.cyberpatrol.com/.
ITLNet is proud to announce a new Internet filtering service. This service restricts access to inappropriate web content on the Internet. Content filtering gives parents peace of mind knowing their household is protected from dangerous and offensive material on the Internet. You do not have to load any software, install any hardware or maintain any lists and/or updates. That is all taken care of by our systems.
When you signup for this service, we will place a filter on your account that will ONLY allow your connection to access our system. Which means you can ONLY email (using our email server), and web browse (using our proxy server). Our proxy server is a system that handles all of your web requests and gets the content and filters it for you. The filtering is done by Cyber Patrol (one of the leaders in Internet filtering software). Cyber Patrol uses a CyberNOT™ Block List, which is a listing of researched Internet sites containing inappropriate online material from various
Using this service will restrict you to email and web browsing only. Services such as newsgroups, IRC chatting, and on-line gaming cannot be filtered and thus are not allowed. Also, we cannot control the content of your sent and/or received email.
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Q. How does this service differ from filtering software that I can install on my computer myself?
A. With this service, you dont have to worry about keeping the list updated. Our system does it automatically. Also you dont have to worry about teenagers trying to disable and/or tamper with the filtering software on your local computer. And lastly, without our filter in place services such as IRC chatting, and on-line gaming might still be possible.
Q. Is the Cyber Patrol CyberNOT™ Block List perfect?
A. As with anything in life nothing is perfect. New sites are put on-line every day. It is slightly possible that you could come across one of these sites that has not found its place in the NOT list yet. However reporting the site and restricting it is an easy process.
Q. How do I get signed up and how will I know when its
A. Sign Up Process
To get signed up, simply call into our main office at 1-800-253-4001 or
225-1485, and ask for the service to be added to your account. You will know
when the service is active when you cannot web browse anywhere but to our (ITLNet)
web servers. Once you reach this point, you will need to configure your web
browser for our proxy server. Visit http://www.itlnet.net/onlinesupport/proxy/
for instructions on how to do this.
Any on-line content that contains more than 3 instances in 100 messages. Any easily accessible pages with graphics, text or audio which fall within the definition of the categories below will be considered sufficient to place the source in the category.
Violence: pictures exposing, text or audio describing extreme cruelty, physical or emotional acts against any animal or person which are primarily intended to hurt or inflict pain. Profanity: is definded as obscene words or phrases either audio, text or pictures.
Pictures exposing the female breast or full exposure of either male or female buttocks except when exposing genitalia. The Partial Nudity category does not include swimsuits (including thongs).
Pictures exposing any or all portions of the human genitalia.
Please note: The Partial Nudity and Full Nudity categories do not include sites containing nudity or partial nudity of a non-prurient nature. For example: web sites for publications such as National Geographic or Smithsonian Magazine or sites hosted by museums such as the Guggenheim, the Louvre, or the Museum of Modern Art.
Pictures, descriptive text or audio of anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts and or lewd and lascivious behavior, including masturbation, copulation, pedophilia, intimacy involving nude or partially nude people in heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or homosexual encounters. Also includes phone sex ads, dating services, adult personal ads, CD-ROMs and videos.
Pictures, descriptive text or audio of anyone or anything which are crudely vulgar or grossly deficient in civility or which show scatological impropriety. Includes such depictions as maiming, bloody figures, autopsy photos or indecent depiction of bodily functions.
Pictures or text advocating prejudice or discrimination against any race, color, national origin, religion, disability or handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. Any picture or text that elevates one group over another. Also includes intolerant jokes or slurs.
Satanic material is defined as: Pictures or text advocating devil worship, an affinity for evil, or wickedness. A cult is defined as: A closed society, often headed by a single individual, where loyalty is demanded, leaving may be punishable, and in some instances, harm to self or others is advocated. Common elements may include: encouragement to join, recruiting promises, and influences that tend to compromise the personal exercise of free will and critical thinking.
Pictures or text advocating the illegal use of drugs for entertainment. Includes substances used for other than their primary purpose to alter the individuals state of mind, such as glue sniffing. This category does not include material about the use of illegal drugs when they are legally prescribed for medicinal purposes (e.g., drugs used to treat glaucoma or cancer).
Pictures or text advocating extremely aggressive and combative behaviors, or advocacy of unlawful political measures. Topics include groups that advocate violence as a means to achieve their goals. Includes "how to" information on weapons making, ammunition making or the making or use of pyrotechnics materials. Also includes the use of weapons for unlawful reasons.
Pictures or text advocating the proper use of contraceptives. This topic would include condom use, the correct way to wear a condom and how to put a condom in place. Also included are sites relating to discussion about the use of the Pill, IUDs and other types of contraceptives. In addition to the above, this category will include discussion sites on how to talk to your partner about diseases, pregnancy and respecting boundaries. The Sex Education category is uniquely assigned; sites classified as Sex Education are not classified in any other category. This permits the user to block or allow the Sex Education category as appropriate, for example, allow the material for an older child while restricting it for a younger child.
Not included in the category are commercial sites that sell sexual paraphernalia. These sites are typically found in the Sex Acts category.
Questionable/Illegal & Gambling:
Pictures or text advocating materials or activities of a dubious nature which may be illegal in any or all jurisdictions, such as illegal business schemes, chain letters, copyright infringement, computer hacking, phreaking (using someones phone lines without permission) and software piracy. Also includes text advocating gambling relating to lotteries, casinos, betting, numbers games, on-line sports or financial betting, including non-monetary dares and "1-900" type numbers.
Alcohol & Tobacco:
Pictures or text advocating the sale, consumption, or production of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products, including commercial sites in which alcohol or tobacco products are the primary focus. Pub and restaurant sites featuring social or culinary emphasis, where alcohol consumption is incidental are not in this category.
Note: Web sites, which post "Adult Only" warning banners advising that minors are not allowed to access material on the site, are automatically added to the CyberNOT list in their appropriate category.