Internet Explorer 8 comes equipped with some excellent options for restricting access to websites that you might consider unsuitable for minors.
• Adult content
• File sharing
Setting Up Parental Controls in Internet Explorer
A list of categories is displayed, based on the ICRA3 ratings system, covering things like “Depiction of alcohol use” and “Violence.” Using the slider below the categories, you can specify what users can see. For instance, for the “Language” category, the following four settings are available:
None - No abusive or vulgar terms, no profanity or swearing, no mild expletives in any context
Limited - No abusive or vulgar terms in any context. Profanity, swearing, or mild expletives only in artistic, medical, educational, sports or news context Some Abusive or vulgar terms only in artistic, medical, educational, sports or news context. Crude words, profanity or mild expletives in any context
Unrestricted - Abusive or vulgar terms, profanity, swearing, or mild expletives in any context, although this does not include sexual language, which is described separately make your selections based on what you would allow your children to see, and click to apply the changes