What are Filter Sensitivity Levels? Which one is right for me or my family?

Covenant Eyes uses a proprietary technique to analyze and filter websites based on a scale of recommended age appropriateness. This analysis is translated into ratings for every web page, such as Y for Youth, T for Teen, and M for Mature. This allows the Filter Guardian to easily block pages based on age-appropriateness.

Covenant Eyes offers six Filter Sensitivity Levels. The default Filter Sensitivity Level will differ depending on whether the Filter user is an Adult or Child, but you can easily change any of these settings to meet your needs.

Allow List Only

An Allow List Only user can only view sites that are specifically placed on their Allow List, as well as the covenanteyes.com website. This setting is particularly appropriate for very young children.

E (Everyone)

This setting blocks anything that is not considered appropriate for everyone. This setting is fitting for young children.

Y (Youth)

This setting blocks any site rated higher than Y. The sites allowed at this setting are generally appropriate for all ages, but some parents might object to these sites for children under 10. By default, Child (Under 10) users will be set to this level.

T (Teen)

This setting blocks any site rated higher than T. Sites allowed are generally appropriate for adults and teens, but parents might object to these sites for children under 13.

MT (Mature Teen)

This blocks sites rated higher than MT. Depending on your teen’s maturity level, you may adjust the filter to this as early as age 16, or wait until they are 18 or 19. By default, Child (15-17) users will be set to this level.

M (Mature)

Only those websites rated HM (Highly Mature) are blocked at this level. This is most appropriate for adult users of the Covenant Eyes Filter. By default, Adult (Parent and Non-Parent) users will be set to this level.

Are you the Filter Guardian? Learn how to adjust the settings.

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