How to Block access to Adult Websites on Computer
There are millions of websites which are not family friendly and should not be viewed by kids but with the accessibility to the Internet becoming more easy, children can access adult websites with inappropriate content with just a search on major search engines. Just search in a search engine with a keyword and you can get access to any adult website for free without the need of any authentication. This is a very big problem for parents who want to make sure that their children access to only family friendly websites and not any wrong sites and the best solution for this is to Block Adult Content
We had earlier written a article on Setup Parental Controls in Mac OS X which specifically works only on Mac based computers but in this article we will give you a tip which works on any platform. To get started you should sign-up for a Basic account with OpenDNS which is free with limited features which are decent enough for most users.
Under the Settings you will find that OpenDNS would automatically find your IP Address and report it to you. Click on Add this Network button to be added to the network and make OpenDNS identify your computer. You will be asked to give a friendly name to your network, which you can assign to anything like ‘Home Computer’. Select the option of dynamic IP address if your IP address regularly changes which is possible for most Internet services. Next you will be asked to download a OpenDNS Updater application to your computer and install it.
Once you logged into your account the application will run in the background and link to the Dynamic IP you have registered. On the OpenDNS account dashboard under the Network Settings you will have to select your IP which you had registered. Here under the option ‘Web Content Filtering’ you will find five different levels of filtering which is based on the type of security you want to be set on your computer. By default the settings are set to None which you need to move to atleast Low to make sure that anyone accessing your computer would not be able to access pornography related websites.
Under the OpenDNS Updater application you need to click on ‘Change network’ and select the Network which you had set on the website and then the IP would be registered and filters activated enabling you the highest security. If you are a Apple iPad owner then check out the Parental Controls in Apple iPad to setup restrictions.