Censorware is a software with censoring features. Censorware can be used to filter out unwanted websites with web filters or upload filters, or content from websites with content filters. By which the access to the corresponding content is restricted.
With censorware, parents and guardians can prevent access to content that is harmful to minors and contains sexist, violence-glorifying or right-wing extremist statements. In general, such programs can protect young people from harmful depictions and texts. However, since some censor programs are very broadly based, they fulfill their actual purpose only to a limited extent.