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. Parents and guardians can use censorware to 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, as some censor programs are very broadly based, they only fulfil their actual purpose to a limited extent.