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Short Take: Lycos offers blocking software

In an effort to appeal to families, Net portal Lycos has rolled out optional, free Internet filtering software that blocks out adult material when Netizens search the Web. The software, Lycos SafetyNet, blocks sexually explicit material and hate speech as well as chat, email, and message board features. The software is available on Lycos's home page.

In an effort to appeal to families, Net portal Lycos has rolled out optional, free Internet filtering software that blocks out adult material when Netizens search the Web. The software, Lycos SafetyNet, blocks sexually explicit material and hate speech as well as chat, email, and message board features. The software is available on Lycos's home page.