See How Easily You Can Block Porn on Teen's Device

In today’s world, pornography is no longer limited to printed material like magazines only. Teenagers can access pornography online easily using their smart devices like phones, tablets, and PCs. Therefore, teens get exposed to pornography more and get addicted easier.
Fortunately, parents can also seek modern technology's assistance like FamiSafe to block porn on teens' devices.
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Do you know how your kids get access to porn?

Pornography may exist in every aspect of your daily life. When your teens are with their phones, do you know how they get accessed to porn? The below data may shine some light on you.

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#1 Adult sites:

Pornographic sites or adult sites are the most common source of porn on teen's device. Incognito/private browsing allows teenagers to hide their browser history easily. Yet FamiSafe is still able to record browser history under these modes.
Teen’s Most-visited Adult Websites Recorded by FamiSafe
xv*****.com
11204
ru****.com
6900
por***.com
4292
porn related messages

#2 Porn related messages

Texting is one of the most common communication tools used by today's teens. Thus, it can also be used to share inappropriate information like pornographic novels, sexual messages, or other explicit descriptions.
Filthy words detected by FamiSafe’s Explicit Content Detection
f**k
9081
s**y
4257
s*x
3906
pu**y
3025
d**k
1862
h**ny
1216
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#3 Porn pictures

Pictures that contain nudity, porn-related factor, or sex are also found on teens' photo albums. FamiSafe detects more than 1700 suspicious images in the past 30 days.
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How to block porn on your teens’ devices?

Porn addiction will affect both the mental and physical health of our teenagers. We must apply methods to block porn on their devices.

How to block porn on your teen's device using FamiSafe

In this digital world, teens can get accessed to porn via many different online resources. Parents can not be there 24 hours a day to offer all-around protection. That's why we need a comprehensive app like FamiSafe to help us block porn on teen's device.

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FamiSafe – the Parental Control App that Block, Filter and Alert Pornographic Information

• Block adult websites: By adding website exception to be blocked, parents can block specific adult websites on their teens' device with one tap.

• Filter pornographic websites: With a built-in adult website database, FamiSafe can automatically filter pornographic websites.

• Explicit Content Detection: Detect any explicit, sex-related messages on teen's text messages, social message apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Kik, and more.

• Detect suspicious photo: Get notification when photos that contain nudity, sexuality, or pornography are detected in the teen's phone album.

• Block apps: Block browsers or porn-related app remotely to prevent teens from accessing them.

• Activity Report: For Android, Windows, and Mac, parents can check the detailed activity report and get to know which app has been used and for how long.

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How to block porn on your teen's device using Google SafeSearch

Google SafeSearch aims to protect young kids from age-inappropriate content. It uses algorithms to detect and block suspicious images, writings, or web pages on the search result pages. For keeping kids away from pornographic websites, Google SafeSearch is a good choice, yet it is limited to Google search engine only.

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Turn on Google SafeSearch on Windows and Mac

1
Launch the browser on your Windows or Mac.
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Type in www.google.com on the address bar to open the Google page.
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Click the Settings on the bottom right corner.
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Select Search Settings.
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Check the box in front of Turn on SafeSearch to enable it.
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Click Save at the bottom of the page to save the changes.

Turn on Google SafeSearch in the Google app

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Open Google App on your iPhone or Android phone.
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Tap your profile picture at the top right and then tap Settings.
3
Tap General and then Search Settings.
4
Scroll down to find SafeSearch filter.
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Tap Hide explicit results to turn on SafeSearch.
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How to block porn on your teen's device using DNS Service

What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System. When we search for anything online, DNS translates our words to numbers that computers can read. In summary, DNS links our devices to the rest of the internet. To block porn on your teen's devices, you can change your default DNS IP to the DNS address that will filter adult websites.

Changing DNS to restrict porn access on Android

Changing DNS on Android phones is not difficult at all. Here are the general steps you will need to follow.

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On your kid’s Android device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
2
Press and hold your home’s Wi-Fi network or any other networks that you would like to change,
3
Tap Modify Network.
4
Tap Advanced Options.
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Under IP settings, change it to Static.
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DNS 1 and DNS 2, enter the DNS server IP you would like to use.

Tips: Your DNS settings on your teen's Android may get overridden by other third-party apps.

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Change iPhone/iPad DNS to block porn sites

When it comes to changing DNS on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, the steps are also easy.

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On your kid’s iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > WLAN.
2
Scroll to find the Wi-Fi network that you would like to change the DNS server IP.
3
Tap the i icon next to it.
4
Tap Configure DNS and choose Manual.
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Enter the one you would like to use, and tap Save.

Note: If your teen used more than one internet connection, you need to change the setting separately.

Filter porn content on Windows 10 by changing DNS

There are three ways to change the DNS on your teen's Windows 10. Parents can make changes to the DNS using Control Panel, Command Prompt, and Settings App. Here we will introduce how to change DNS via Control Panel.

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On the target Windows device, go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
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You will find a list of internet connections. Select the connection you would like to change the DNS, right-click it, and select Properties.
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Under This Connection uses the following items select Internet Protocol Version 4 TCP/IPV4 and then click the Properties button.
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Select Use the following DNS server addresses option and type in the DNS server IP you would like to use.
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Change Mac DNS to prevent teens' access to porn sites

When it comes to changing the DNS on Mac, the steps are simpler compared with changing the DNS on Windows.

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On your teen's Mac, click the Apple menu on the top left corner and click System Preference > Network.
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A list of networks will appear on the left, select the network connection service you would like to change the DNS, click Advanced.
3
Click DNS, add the + button at the bottom of the DNS Servers list.
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Enter the IP address of the DNS server you would like to use.
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Click OK when you finished the setting.

How to block porn on your teens' device using built-in content filter?

Content filtering has also raised attention among companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Content restriction is included in their latest released system versions to limit adult websites and reduce kids' exposure to age-inappropriate information.

Turn on Content Restriction on iOS device

Apple has introduced the parental control feature since the release of iOS 12. Parents will be able to set up content restrictions using the Screen Time feature. Here are the steps to apply content restrictions on iOS devices.

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On your teen's iOS device, go to Screen Time, tap Continue and choose "This is My Child's [iPhone/iPad]".
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Set up a parental passcode to prevent your kids from changing the setting. For devices that run on iOS 13.4 and later version, you will need to provide your Apple ID and password.
3
Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions, turn on Content & Privacy.
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You can filter explicit content, limit web content, set up age ratings for music, TV shows, books, and apps under this feature.
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Use Microsoft Family Safety to block access to porn

Microsoft Family Safety is a built-in feature in the Windows system that allows parents to set up an account for kids and apply screen time restriction and filter inappropriate content. Follow the below steps to set up a child account on the target Windows PC.

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On your kid's Windows PC, go to Settings > Account > Family & other users.
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Click Add a Family Member and choose the type of account.
3
Enter your kid’s Microsoft account. If they don’t have one, you can create one for them.
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After you provide all the information, click Manage family settings online to set up restrictions.
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Under your child’s account, select Web Browsing.
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Turn on the toggle under Block inappropriate websites. Then adult content will be blocked automatically.

Use Screen Time on Mac to restrict teen’s access to porn

If your kids are using a Mac instead, you can also use Screen Time to restrict their access to improper online content using the Content & Privacy under Screen Time. We will introduce how to set up Content & Privacy using Family Sharing account.

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On your kid's Mac, log into your Mac user account and sign into your Apple ID.
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Choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Screen Time.
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You will receive a pop-up menu in the sidebar showing the family member in your group. Choose the one you are setting up the restriction for.
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Go to Content & Privacy to enable the content filter on the Mac.
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If you want to restrict website content, click Content and then select options.
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Set up parental controls on Google Play to Filter Content

Teens can also access pornographic content via certain apps or games. Movies and TVs that are of different age-rating may include pornographic factors. Therefore, Google has introduced parental controls on Google Play to help parents set up control of these contents. Once enabled, parents can choose the highest content rating for app downloading, movies, TV, books, and music.

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On your kid’s Android device, open the Play Store app.
2
Tap Menu on the top left corner and then tap Settings > Parental Controls.
3
Turn on Parental Controls.
4
Set a PIN to prevent your kids from changing the setting.
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You will be able to set content restrictions on Apps & Games, Films, TV, and Books.
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Tap the one you would like to restrict and select the age rating. Then tap Save.

FAQ About Block Porn

  • Getting addicted to pornography will affect both the mental and physical health of your teens. If your kids get access to porn at an early age, they will form an unhealthy understanding of sex and are more likely to practice unsafe sexual practices.

  • Yes, parents need to talk about porn with their teens. Talking to teens about porn can help them form a correct understanding of the sexual relationship in advance and reduce the negative effects of porn.

    • Spending too much time watching porn.
    • Unable to quit watching porn or limit use.
    • Feel guilt, remorse, or depression after watching porn.
    • Watching porn has caused harmful effects on your daily life.
  • Suppose your teens have become addicted to pornography. Here are a few things you should do.

    1. Talk to your teens openly about it, and do not blame them.
    2. Be proactive in helping them form plans to counter porn addiction.
    3. Seek support from the local community.
    4. Look for available treatment centers and resources.

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