Parents often worry about their children using the Internet. Naturally, they don’t want them to see or visit any adult sites that offer obscene and vulgar content just lurking to prey on their children.
When you have tech-savvy children who spend most of their time online, they sometimes encounter adult sites that you certainly don’t want them to see.
Parents cannot control their children’s entire session manually. Therefore, you need a solution that works effectively in the background, limiting them from visiting adult websites even when you are not with them.
Block Adult Website Content using the Settings App
- Click on the Start menu.
- Settings gear.
- Go to Family and other people.
- Click on the link “Manage family settings online”.
- Click on the Web Browsing button.
- Click on the “Block inappropriate websites” button.
This prevents the account from using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to access contents on adult websites.
Set Search Engines on Safe Search Mode
In addition to blocking adult sites, you should also restrict access to search engines that can display vulgar images in search results. When you use CleanBrowsing, it automatically performs secure searches on Google, Bing, Youtube and all major search engines. If you are using another Internet filter, you may need to manually set each browser and search engine to a safe mode.
Searching makes it easier to find information on the Internet. Forget about browsing several different websites, Bing and Google allow you to find what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. This is one of the reasons why you should start blocking obscene sites on Windows 10 from there.
Blocking Adult Sites with DNS Filtering Services
The fastest, most efficient and easiest way to properly block and filter content is to use the OpenDNS service. OpenDNS is a public DNS service that can intercept and filter or block content based on your settings. If you don’t know, the DNS service resolves a human-readable web address like google.com to a machine readable IP address like 192.168.0.125. In this case, we will use OpenDNS for the NSFW content block, but there are other DNS providers such as Clean Browsing that do the same job. The steps are the same.
- To start using OpenDNS, visit the official website and open a free account.
- Once connected, OpenDNS will give you the IP addresses of the DNS service. We need to use these IP addresses on our system or router to allow OpenDNS to be used.
To use FamilyShield Open DNS for your protection, you must use the following DNS servers on your router (for global protection) or on any device connected to the Internet.
Yandex Family DNS
Yandex DNS is a free recursive DNS service. DNS servers for Yandex.DNS are located in Russia, CIS countries and Western Europe. Yandex algorithms can recognize erotic and adult content on indexed pages.
If you want to protect yourself and your family from infected adult websites, enter the following DNS addresses on your router (for global protection) or any device connected to the Internet:
NeuStar Family Secure DNS
It is intended for families who do not want their children to have access to mature content such as gambling, adult-only scenes, violence, hatred and discrimination.
- IPv4: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
- IPv6: 2610:a1:1018::3, 2610:a1:1019::3
Enter this configuration in the DNS records of your computer or router and reboot it once. Then try to visit the adult website and make sure that the DNS service has not blocked it.
CleanBrowsing Family Filter
CleanBrowsing offers an excellent and free family filter that blocks access to all adult and explicit sites, It allows you to browse the web safely.
To protect against lewd content and malicious websites, use the family filter and enter the following DNS addresses on your router or device(s):
DNS for Family
DNS for Family is a well-designed website that provides a free configuration of the DNS IP address on your network. They are used to block websites that are considered repugnant and offensive. The good thing is that they do not block social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook and others.
You can use the following DNS servers provided by the DNS service for the family:
IPv4 DNS server:
IPv6 DNS server:
To configure all of them, you need to configure the IP addresses in the DNS of your adapter or router. Therefore, you need to access the router or computer that you can log in to. If you do this on your computer, you need administrator rights.
You can also configure them on smartphones so that children do not have access to them when using mobile data. Android gives you the option to configure the IP address settings in the Advanced panel. The configuration may vary depending on the phone.
Using Browser Extensions
Google Chrome and other popular browsers have a number of extensions that can be added to your browser to make it more convenient for you. Most of these extensions are available for free and work very efficiently.
We recommend using BlockSite because it is a reliable and widely used extension that can block adult sites in Google Chrome. You can download it from the Chrome Web Store. In addition to the Block Sites, there are a bunch of other extensions that you can use.
And finally, for parents, stay present and talk to your children to avoid them resorting to viewing offensive and indecent content on the Internet. None of the above methods will work if you do not monitor what they do and enforce the rules. Talk to them, enjoy the Internet together if possible, and you will both gain from it.
If you have additional questions about blocking websites with adults content on Windows 10, or if you cannot block adult websites on your computer, please feel free to ask us questions in the comments below.