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Internet Pornography – What Parents, Regulator and ISPs Should do?

Internet Pornography – What Parents, Regulator and ISPs Should do?
By Aamir Attaa · 

Internet equipped computers are now widely used in schools, and 100′s of millions of children and teenagers around the world use computers for educational and leisure purposes. Unfortunately there are many aspects of the use of home computers and their associated use can be of concern to parents.
As our families become increasingly intertwined with it, the more active role we must take to protect our loved ones is from "Internet pornography". Well-informed parents can, and they must play an active role in their children's online activities.

There are some ways to protect our children and families. It is important for people to be educated on Internet safety issues and ways to deal with. Education and parental involvement is vital, but the use of porn blocker technology to monitor, block or filter content is extremely helpful.
Nowadays such Internet filtering and monitoring programs are a vital part of any home computer's software.
Information on pornography is available to any child who is connected to the web, and it is highly unsuitable for children of any age. While web surfing the sites are easily accessible through search engines, simply by typing any word related to the topic.
Such sites can expose a child to photos, videos and stories of a highly indecent and often shocking nature, once found. The child is then able to freely download as many files as he/she likes and save on disk.
Considering a bid to prevent children, in a recent past Sri Lanka's president has ordered an immediate ban on pornographic websites. Similarly, India has called Internet pornography a serious crime. Any person browsing or downloading pornographic pictures or films will be punished for five years with a fine of upto Rs 1 million reported in a newspaper.
Service providers have been asked to filter websites showing obscene, pornographic and other sexually explicit material. The telecommunication regulator directed that, if an adult wants to have unrestricted access to the Internet, they have to pay and get a password from the service provider.
Similarly in Pakistan, PTA can regulate the internet practices while directives for ISPs can save our youth from internet porn.
Internet filter software adds a strong, additional layer of defense, giving parents an added measure of control and further peace of mind. Internet filter software gives parent's the ability to control content displayed, block websites and set up passwords.
Powerful services like email filtering, popup blocking and chat room monitoring are just some of the tools available with today's Internet filter software, each designed to protect against and counteract the tactics of aggressive online porn companies. There are so many Internet filter software choices available in the market.
Internet Explorer offers security and privacy. You can block a site by following the directions below:
1. Load Internet explorer
2. Click Tools
3. Click Internet Options
4. Click the privacy tab
5. Under the Privacy window, click sites
6. Enter website address you want to block in the site address and click Ok.

Safely usage of internet

Parent should think of the Internet as a big lake. There are shallow spots and deep spots. You would never throw your child into the lake without supervision, without learning to swim or without learning of the dangerous areas. You would never let your children swim in the dark.

Strategies may protect child from harm on the Internet:

Install "blocking software" with the help of local computer store. Such software prevents targeted web sites from appearing on computer.

Keep computer in a public area in house such as the kitchen, family room or hallway. Children will be embarrassed if sexual content appears and will not want to be caught in open territory with it on the screen. Porn needs secrecy to survive. No secrecy, no porn.
If the computer is to remain in your child's room, the door must be open when the Internet is in use.
Check the Temporary Internet Files and History Folder on the computer. The rule is, no deleting these files. Parents are advised to view these files periodically. These files will show you exactly what has been viewed and which web sites were accessed. They even will show date and time. No files, no computer.
Remember, safety on the Internet is not a matter of trusting child. It is a matter of understanding childhood curiosity and the trouble that can cause. It is always up to the parents to protect children from harm and learn the strategies to do so.
It is a major concern of many social scientists that pornographic photos and videos do not convey realistic human feelings. The focus is on the mechanics, and the personal and even spiritual dimension of sex is missing.
CyberSieve 2.6.2
An Internet filtering and parental control software program, it gives the ability to control and monitor child's use of the Internet, irrespective of where you are: in the neighboring room, at work, or even on vacation, thus enabling you to protect your child from the dangers of the Internet.
In addition, this program enables businesses to limit and control their employees' access to the Internet and computer as a whole.
  • Integration with popular search engines.
  • Block images section in popular search engines.
  • Special Web Sites and Special Programs Lists with own Timetables and Time Limits.
CyberSieve 2.6.2 software program is downloadable on 14 Day Trial basis and you can buy it by paying just $34.95. This simple software program blocks all type of porn sites, chat rooms such as Yahoo and MSN Messenger.
Writer is working with Xenith Public Relations as Account Manager in North region.

Excel Feature: Picture Links (or Camera Snapshots)

Learn an Excel Feature: Picture Links (or Camera Snapshots) (

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Posted: 19 Oct 2010 01:39 AM PDT
Learn about Picture Link feature in ExcelToday I want to introduce a new excel feature to you, called as Picture link.
Well, picture links are not really new, they are called as camera snapshots in earlier versions. They provide a live snapshot of a range of cells to you in an image. So that you can move the image, resize it, position it wherever you want and when the source cells change, the picture gets updated, immediately.

What is the use of Picture Links or Camera Snapshots?

At the outset picture links may seem like a useless feature. But they are pretty powerful. Here are few sample uses for picture links:
  • In dashboards & reports: Usually in dashboards, we need to combine charts, tables of data, conditional formatting etc., all in one sheet. When the size of these are not uniform, aligning them on output sheet could be a huge pain. This is when you can use picture links. First create the individual portions of dashboard in separate worksheets. Then, embed picture links to these portions in final dashboard. Re-size them and align as you see fit. See this in action: Project management dashboard in excel.
  • In micro-charts & sparklines: While Excel 2010 has native support for sparklines and other micro-charts, if you want to create a micro-chart in earlier versions of excel you have to use trickery. This is where picture links can help. You can make a regular chart and take a picture link of that. Then resize the picture so that it fits in to a small area. See this in action: Micro-charts using camera tool.
  • In Dynamic Charts: Since picture links are nothing but images with a formula assigned to them, you can easily construct dynamic charts & dynamic dashboards using these. See this in action: Dynamic chart using camera tool, Dynamic dashboard using camera tool
  • In shared workbooks: When you share a workbook with a colleague or boss, a common worry is what if they change formulas or edit something. This is where picture links can be of great use. You can embed a picture link of actual data so that no one can edit it.

How to insert a picture link in Excel – 3 step tutorial:

To insert a picture link to your data, just follow these 3 steps:
  1. Select the cells. Press CTRL+C
  2. Go to a target cell. From home ribbon select Paste > As picture > Picture link option (see image below)
  3. That is all. Your picture link is live. Move it or play with it by changing source cells.
How to paste a picture link in Excel - tutorial

Do you use Picture Link / Camera Snapshot ?

I have been a fan of picture links / camera snapshots ever since I learned about them. I have used them in various dashboards, reports, workbooks to wow my clients, bosses and colleagues. However, one problem with picture links / camera snapshots is that, they do not print well. So I avoid using them for workbooks that get printed alot.
What about you? Do you use picture links often? Share your experience, tips and ideas using comments.
Read more quick tips to become awesome in excel, in less than a minute.
PS: Donut to Hui for telling me about Picture links feature.
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Perfect Understanding

If a boy wants to know who his father is, the simple process is to ask his mother. 
The mother will then say, "He is your father."
This is the way of perfect knowledge.

Of course, one may speculate about one's father, wondering if this is the man or if that is the man, and one may wander over the whole city, asking, "Are you my father? Are you my father?" The knowledge derived from such a process, however, will always remain imperfect. One will never find his father in this way.

The simple process is to take the knowledge from an authority—in this case, the mother. She simply says, "My dear boy, here is your father." In this way our knowledge is perfect. Transcendental knowledge is similar. Spiritual world is not subject to our speculation.

God says, "There is a spiritual world, and that is My headquarters" In this way we receive knowledge from GOD, the best authority. We may not be perfect, but our knowledge is perfect because it is received from the perfect source.
Although understanding God is very difficult, it is not difficult when God Himself gives us His own knowledge. Actually that is the only process by which we can understand God.

To understand God by our own speculation is not possible, for God is unlimited and we are limited. Our knowledge and perception are both very limited, so how can we understand the unlimited? If we simply accept the version of the unlimited, we can come to understand Him. That understanding is our perfection.