Sites that the author or publisher labels as being strictly for adults. Such labels include "Adults Only," "You must be 18 to visit this site," "Registration is allowed only for people 18 or older," and "You must be of legal drinking age to visit this site."
Sites that advocate or promote the recreational use of alcoholic beverages. This category includes, but is not limited to, sites that contain information about drink mixes, home-brew recipes, and drinking games
Sites that offer access to online auctions. Online auctions are rarely monitored, and can contain rapidly changing content that may expose users to material that would otherwise be filtered under categories such as Pornography, Weapons, Lingerie, or Violence.
Sites that offer access to unmonitored online chat rooms, or allow users to download chat software that enables the online posting and receiving of real-time messages.
Sites that promote or advocate recreational drug use. This category is not limited to controlled substances. Sites that promote or advocate recreational use of prescription drugs are also included. The Drugs category includes sites that contain information about topics such as growing, buying, or selling marijuana, glass pipes, or bongs; mixing a legal substance with alcohol, running methamphetamine labs, or inhaling various forms of fumes.
Sites that allow users to make online purchases that pose a risk to users by offering direct access to items that would normally be filtered under other categories such as Weapons, Profanity, Lingerie, or Pornography.
Sites where you place a bet with the expectation of winning a prize. Gambling sites require online payment in order to participate.
Sites that offer online games and related information such as cheats, codes, demos, and emulators. The Games category also includes contests or role-playing games that can be played online.
Sites that specifically target a group of people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity in a hateful, derogatory manner. The language of these sites often includes racial slurs and is insulting, abusive, and sometimes violent.
Sites that promote illegal activities, or offer instructions or advice that can be used to commit illegal activities. Such activities include making or distributing child pornography, making bombs, hacking (breaching computer security), phreaking (breaching phone security or phone service theft), lock picking, selling pirated material (such as music, videos, software, or fake IDs), and counterfeiting.
Sites that post crude jokes, raunchy humorous stories, or other tasteless forms of humor.
Sites that provide photos of models wearing lingerie, underwear, or otherwise scant attire.
Sites that permit messages to be posted and read immediately.
Sites that offer information about committing murder or suicide, or that contain photos of crime scenes or autopsies. Sites containing galleries of "death pics" are included in this category.
Sites that contain photos or images of bare or visible genitalia, pubic hair, buttocks, or female breasts. This category includes only sites that contain non-pornographic nudity (that is, nudity that is not intended to be sexually arousing or erotic).
Sites that contain personal advertisements, including information about mail-order brides, dating services, escort services, or pen pals.
Sites that contain material that are intended to be sexually arousing or erotic. This includes photos, animation, cartoons, and stories. This also includes child pornography.
Sites that contain crude, vulgar, or obscene language or gestures. Words used in a context that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as "considered vulgar" or "considered obscene". Sites that include excessive use of letter substitution, such as "f@ck, sh*t, @ss, P*Ss" are still considered to fit into the Profanity category.
School Cheating Information
Sites that promote plagiarism or cheating by providing term papers, written essays, or exam answers.
Sites that offer unfiltered, unrestricted, unverified, search engines.
Sites that contain photos of models in swimwear, especially fashion swimwear photos.
Sites that include content such as tasteless humor, excretory functions (vomiting, urinating, or defecating), graphic medical or accident scene photos (containing blood or wounds), and some extreme forms of body modification (cutting, branding, or genital piercing).
Sites that advocate or promote the recreational use of tobacco.
Sites that contain graphic images or written descriptions of reckless violence or grave injury (for example, mutilation, maiming, or dismemberment). The Violence category includes graphically violent games.
Sites that contain information about buying, making, modifying, or using weapons such as guns, knives, swords, or ammunitions.
Web Page Hosting / Free Pages
Sites that provide Web page hosting for their users such as homepages that share a common domain. These sites include those provided by ISPs, University/education servers, free Web page hosts, etc. Although many of these Web page providers post rules and regulations for content, they do not always adequately monitor this content. Users often abuse Web page services by posting offensive content under multiple pseudonyms. Because this category contains hundreds of millions of pages, it is not practical to assign more granular categorization to individual pages. However, any page can be added to your local block and allow list, enabling access to specific content even if the category has been selected to be blocked.
The "Education" exception allows access to sites that contain material that may belong to another category, such as Sex, Nudity, or Violence, but that relates to an educational topic such as classic literature, history, art, or sex education.
The "For Kids" exception allows sites designed specifically for kids that contain material that may be filtered under another category, such as Games or Jokes.
The "History" exception allows access to sites that contain material that may be in another category, such as Sex or Violence, but that is non-fictional and historically significant.
The "Medical" exception allows access to sites that contain material that may belong to another category, such as Nudity or Tasteless/Gross, but that relates to the study or practice of medicine.
The "Moderated" exception allows access to moderated message/bulletin boards or chat sites. The author or publisher of these sites must state that efforts are made to prevent offensive material from being posted.
The "Text/Spoken Only" exception allows sites that contain material that may belong to another category, such as Pornography, but that is strictly in text or spoken word format. For example, the Text/Spoken Only category distinguishes written erotica from graphic pornography sites.
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