Traveling in from 4 different states, the NetAngel team is scheduled to present at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography (UCAP) conference on February 23, 2019. This tech start-up based out of Iowa, will be teaching listeners how to use an internet filter to not only prevent the flow of pornography into homes, but also how to use the filter to strengthen bonds and aid in recovery from pornography addictions. “This is a great opportunity for us to share what we have learned along the way in the battle against Internet filth,” said Allie Johnson, the team manager out of Arizona. “Although parental controls and filters are necessary in avoiding pornography, it is our belief that if used incorrectly, they can actually be very damaging. We’re going to teach people just how to avoid the pitfalls and how to use this powerful tool to strengthen individuals and families.”
NetAngel speaks from a place of authority not only in the tech world but also in the pornography realm. On their team, and presenting for them, is Don Monson MSW, LCSW, a Pornography Addiction Recovery Counselor out of Wyoming. Joining Monson, Eric Terry, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will be explaining the technical aspects of the filter. Also joining them at the conference is NetAngel Co-Founder, Brian McKellar: a well-known opponent of pornography and addict himself. Brian commented, “I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve done to help others out of the depths of this trap. Our message and firm belief is that human connection is the antidote for porn use.” NetAngel CEO, Robert Jorgensen will also be attending and available for questions and discussion following the presentation.
A powerful and unique tool in the NetAngel toolbox is the ability to receive text message alerts in real time when a restricted site has been reached. “Timing is crucial in these matters. I want to know as soon as possible when my child has seen something that makes him feel confused, or scared, or guilty; which is exactly what these images invoke in young children,” said their customer service representative, Monica Fisco.
NetAngel will also have a booth where attendees are welcome to ask questions or purchase a router preconfigured with filter settings. The router is the brainchild of Eric Terry, “We’re really trying to make this process of protecting your family as easy as possible. Most routers can be configured to start receiving our filtration service, but many people feel intimidated by the process. This removes that step of configuring your own router.”
This carefully assembled team of entrepreneurs, tech experts, and counseling professionals will bring to UCAP a fresh perspective and will deepen the understanding of the impact of parental controls and pornography filters on relationships.