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4 Reasons to Start Using Screen Accountability Today

Last Updated: April 8, 2019

Abby Willmarth
Abby Willmarth

Abby Willmarth has worked with several anti-trafficking organizations to educate and mobilize churches and individuals to fight trafficking. Over those years, she began to see just how many ways trafficking connected to porn. Now she works at Covenant Eyes to create educational content that helps people find freedom from porn. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons.

Long gone are the days of dial up internet. Of home phones and chunky computers the whole family shares. Of AOL Instant Messenger. Of Xanga and MySpace. You get the picture.

The internet has changed, and how we use it has changed too. We use apps instead of browsers. We take our phones with us everywhere and can use them for just about anything.

These advancements have brought many benefits, but also some unfortunate dangers. They’ve made porn more accessible and made it easier to hide our online activity. For those who struggle with porn, or those who want to protect their families from it, these are two very big problems.

Screen Accountability™ is Covenant Eyes’ solution for those who want to live a porn-free life amidst the changing landscape of the internet and mobile devices. Here are a few reasons you should start using it today.

1. You want a simple, uncomplicated way to stay accountable on your devices.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Screen Accountability fosters conversations by showing, not telling, your accountability partner (an ally in your fight for a porn-free life) any questionable activity across your devices. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze screenshots for explicit imagery. It blurs these screenshots and sends a Report of these blurred images to your ally.

Old methods of accountability relied on text-based URLs, making it hard to determine what someone actually saw. A questionable URL in the Report may have been clicked and viewed, or it could have just been a pop-up ad or secondary link on a page that was not actually visited. This can make for some confusing conversations.

Screenshots remove this doubt and show your ally blurred screenshots of exactly what you saw. It’s as simple and uncomplicated as that. With one glance at this image Report, your ally knows what type of conversation needs to happen.

2. You want accountability to go with you everywhere on your devices.

We take our mobile devices with us everywhere, and can find an app for almost anything. For those who want to live porn-free lives, this can be a major source of temptation.

Activity within apps has traditionally been invisible to “old” methods of accountability that used URL monitoring. At best, URL monitoring can see domain level activity in these apps (i.e., someone used the Snapchat app), but they’re incapable of actually seeing what was viewed while using the app. Also, many apps have browsers built in, making it easy to access unfiltered search results.

Screen Accountability doesn’t need to read URLs to determine how a device is being used. It sees the whole screen, even when we’re using apps and the browsers within them. It makes it easy to use apps and stay accountable.*

*Please note: iOS creates limitations for monitoring the screen outside of the Covenant Eyes browser app. Please visit our complete feature grid to see how Covenant Eyes works on each type of device.

3. You want a solution for quitting porn that will create lasting change.

Our CEO and co-founder Ron DeHaas says, “Accountability sucks the life out of temptations.” And he’s right. Human beings don’t naturally seek out activities that increase shame. Accountability reminds us that someone else is involved in my digital choices and that knowledge compels me to make better choices.

But don’t take our word. Read this statement from a Covenant Eyes member:

“I was addicted to porn and masturbation for around 10 years. I tried everything to be healed, but only one thing worked: ACCOUNTABILITY. I had heard about it, but I never dared to do it. I was too afraid. I loved that people had a good image of me…but it was the only way out.

How can I say this? Because I have been healed for more than 3 years now. Covenant Eyes is key because when you feel really tempted, it helps you stand firm. Don’t wait to speak to someone, speak now. It’s the only way.”

–Yann, Covenant Eyes Member

Screen Accountability is the most advanced accountability tool available. And when you pair up our unique technology with a trusted ally, you create a powerful system that helps men, women, and families be restored and transformed.

4. There’s no risk!

We know accountability will improve your life and help you live porn-free. If you don’t love it in 30 days, we’ll give you a full refund.

There’s no risk! Give it a try today.

Sign Up for Screen Accountability Today
  • Comments on: 4 Reasons to Start Using Screen Accountability Today
    1. Iserlohe

      Why blurring? How much is it blurred?

      I would like to have it even more obvious on the screenshots like unblurred otherwise This blurring thing can make some confusing conversations, if it is too much blurred and unclear what you can see.
      Do you understand what I mean?

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