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Blocking Porn Sites

“How to block porn websites? I want to make sure that my kids won’t access any adult website on their computers and smartphones. Is there any smart solution to block porn sites?”

If you are a concerned parent, then you must be having a query like this. When we have a growing teenager in the house, we need to take some drastic measures to ensure they have a nurturing space around them. Being exposed to adult content at an early age can tamper with their psychology in more ways than you can imagine. Don’t worry – we are here to help you. Read on and learn smart solutions for blocking porn sites on computers and smartphones.

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How to block porn websites on Windows PC?

If you have a Windows PC in the house, then you won’t face the slightest of trouble while blocking porn sites. You can either create a different account for your kids or apply some restrictions on the same account. To learn how to block porn websites and adult content on a Windows computer, follow these steps:

  1. Firstly, open the File Explorer and go to the Windows Directory. In most of the cases, it is “C:” drive.
  2. Go to Windows > System32 > Drivers > etc and look for the “Hosts” file.
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  4. Select the Hosts file, right-click it, and open it with Notepad. Scroll all the way to the end of the file and press Enter.
  5. Now, type “127.0.0.1”, add a space and the URL of the website you wish to block. For instance, to block pornhub, type “127.0.0.1 www.pornhub.com”. In the same way, you can block other porn websites as well.
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How to block porn websites on a Mac?

Mac has an inbuilt parental control feature that can help you block porn sites on Safari pretty easily. Though, you can make adjustments in the Hosts file or even use OpenDNS to do the same. To learn how to block porn websites on Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Go to System Preferences > Parental Control and select the user account on which you wish to implement the restrictions.
  2. Enable the Parental Control option for the account and go to its “Web” tab. In some versions, it is listed as “Content” as well.
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  4. From here, you can enable the website restrictions so that your Mac can block porn sites automatically.
  5. Furthermore, you can click on the “Customize” option and manually add the URL of the adult websites you wish to block.
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How to block porn websites on Android and iPhone?

Besides computers, your kids can access adult websites on their smartphones as well. You can use FamiSafe to block porn sites on their Android device or iPhone pretty easily. It is a trusted parental control and monitoring tool that will give you a complete access to your kid’s phone. You can view how they use their smartphone, track their real-time location, and even block any app remotely. It also has a content and web filter tool for blocking porn sites with a single tap.

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To learn how to block porn websites on an Android or iOS device using FamiSafe, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start by downloading the FamiSafe app on both the devices by visiting its official website or the App/Play Store.
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  3. Launch the app and create your account. Use the same account details to log-in on the apps on both the devices.
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  5. Mark which smartphone would be used by the parent and which is your kid’s device.
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  7. Furthermore, you need to select the type of phone used by your kids.
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  9. Complete the installation and setup process on your kid’s smartphone as well and make sure that both the devices are connected.
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  11. Great! Now you can simply access all features of FamiSafe from its home.
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  13. Go to the App Block feature to block/unblock any app with just a single tap. In this way, you can block a web browser on the phone altogether.
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  15. To block porn sites selectively, you can go to its “Web Filter” tool. FamiSafe has an intelligent blocker and can automatically distinguish websites in different categories. You can just enable or disable any pre-set category from here.
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  17. Go to the “Exceptions” tab in order to add certain websites you wish to block.
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  19. Tap on “Add Exception” and manually enter the URL of the website you wish to block. Select the “Block” option from the list of the provided actions.
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  21. In the same way, you can add multiple websites to the block list. Later, you can add more websites and edit the list from here as well.
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More tips to block pornography on the web

Apart from following the above-mentioned drill, consider following these thoughtful suggestions as well.

  • There are readily available browser extensions that you can use to block porn sites on a computer.
  • Have an open conversation with your kids and let them know the harmful effects of accessing adult content at an early age.
  • Also, you can use a third-party solution like OpenDNS to further add another security layer.
  • Monitor the way your kids use their smartphones. Check their photo gallery and social media activity to make sure they won’t access any inappropriate content.
  • If you are a concerned parent, then keep looking at their browsing history on a regular basis to check how they access the web.
  • Besides applying these restrictions, you can also take the help of your web browser to block porn sites. For instance, Google Chrome has a “Safe Search” feature. You can go to its settings and enable the feature to ensure Google won’t display any adult website on the searched results.

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Now when you know how to block porn websites on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS – you can certainly create a nurturing space for your kids. Not only for blocking porn sites, FamiSafe can further help you monitor and restrict the way your kids use their smartphones. It is a complete parental control tool that will come handy to you on numerous occasions.

Thomas Jones by Thomas Jones Updated Aug 30,2018 15:02 pm
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