How to block obscene websites?

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I want to block obscene or offensive sites on my computer so that I won't be worried when I leave my kids at home.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #88320

How to block obscene websites?

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Hi Krisha,
 
Leaving kids at home with an unguarded or unrestricted PC might lead them to harm depending on the diversity of content we see online each day. Pop-ups brought about by malware could also open a door to disaster with kids around. To ensure the safety of kids browsing on the internet, there are several ways that could help reduce offensive material from reaching them.
  1. You can modify your Windows “hosts” file by navigating to C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and editing it with notepad. Add the following line to a specific porn website you want to block like for example ““127.0.0.1 pornsite.com”. Do this for all other sites you want to block, then save and close.
  2. Having to edit the hosts file every time you see a porn site can be a tedious task, given that tens of thousands of porn sites launch each day. To combat this, you can try out using Open DNS Visit here . Sign up for a free account and setup Family Shield. This enables adult content filtering on your computer, intelligently blocking sites that may contain offensive material. The filters are updated daily, making it perfectly fit for busy families who have no time to mess with firewalls and other stuffs like that. It does not even install anything on your PC.
  3. Use a professional porn filter like Aobo Porn Blocker – Porn Filter. It actually works on any browser which filters and blocks porn websites and web proxies that bypass firewalls. Every site visited is recorded and a blacklist can then be customized to block any website, including games that are considered harmful and addictive to children.
  4. Install Ad-Block Plus as an extension to Google Chrome and Firefox. It works by blocking images and ads, most of which contain nudity or offensive images. It also denies access to most known malware sites that harbor viruses as a plus.
  5. Use PicBlock http://www.cinchworks.com/, a free image blocker for obscene materials that capitalizes on image recognition to block images if they show skin tones that pertain or suggest bareness in any form. It also filters fleshly explicit words in many languages.
  6. Visit http://kids.getnetwise.org/ as a guide to help parents in their fight to block unwanted content off the net.
  7. Use hardware filtering on routers that can be customized to prevent certain categories based on content to pass through. This can be done by simply logging on into the routers configuration page where there are options to block websites based on keywords. All you have to do is simply put in keyword suggestions like nudity, porn, and naked. The router does the rest automatically.
Answered By 0 points N/A #88322

How to block obscene websites?

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Thank you marcus for giving an specific and detailed answer.

I am also looking for a way to block obscene sites in my pc as my 10 year old nephew is using it for his school project.

Thanks!

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