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Covenant Eyes: Helping you avoid the 'Siren Song' of diverting websites

Last Updated: February 21, 2014

Luke Gilkerson
Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Your Brain on Porn and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Well, we’ve caught the attention of The Wall Street Journal in a recent article on technology. Daniel Akst writes, “For many of us, the main tool of our labors—an Internet-connected computer—is also our primary temptation to dither, subverting our attention with email, chat invitations and the siren song of diverting Web sites.What does he say is a help for those who don’t want to wander down the wrong path online?

“And for those in need of serious help, there is Covenant Eyes, a subscription service that monitors your Web doings and emails a log to your designated ‘accountability partner,’ who could be your pastor or spouse or mom—any one of whom would be a sufficient deterrent for most of us. If not, Covenant Eyes also offers customizable Internet filtering—and a mobile version.

“In the future more of us are likely to need this sort of thing, because technology is moving toward forcing us to use a single device for practically everything we do, making concentration on any one thing that much harder.”

We’re glad more and more people are using Covenant Eyes accountability software, not just to keep themselves from blatantly “bad” sites, but to transform the way they use the Web overall. Being accountable to another person about your online habits helps you to think about all the time you spend online, helping you to be more focused and productive, not to mention building a track record of online integrity.