How to block websites on android/iPhone/iPad, Chrome/Safari/Firefox


If you have kids, you may want to block unsafe websites like adult sites, porn sites, game sites, video sites etc. It is easy to block any website with OpenDNS. It allows you to restrict websites on the router or any computer and You can set it up in minutes.

As every child is getting their own tablet like Nexus 7/10, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, It is important to have control over what they can access on the Internet. You can have restrictions on the apps your kids download using Mature ratings. But If they have access to browser, they can do anything.

Instead of blocking websites in a browser, android devices or iOS device, You can block websites on the router. This allows all your kids devices including Xbox, Wii, Android Tablets, iPad etc to be safe to use.

How to block websites on android tablets/phones, iPhone, iPad, Browsers
OpenDNS Parental Control makes it easier to block unwanted sites. It is free. You need to change your dns to use OpenDNS so that it can do its magic. It has couple of options including set & forget to block adult sites or more customized option for web filtering.

OpenDNS Home:
1. Go to OpenDNS Home setup page, select what device you want to block websites on. You can block websites on a single computer like Windows PC, Mac or iPad, Wii etc

2. You can also block websites directly on the router instead of on the individual devices. OpenDNS has instructions for most routers.

OpenDNS FamilyShield:
1. FamilyShield allows you to block predefined adult websites. You can set it & forget it. New websites are added to the filter automatically. This is the easiest way to block adult websites.

After setting up any of the above options, Make sure to flush dns to clear the cached dns. You may also want to clear cache in the browsers. You can test it by going here for OpenDNS home or here for FamilyShield.

Setting up OpenDNS takes couple of minutes and you are free from unsafe content. This method works all android tablets including Nexus 7/10, Samsung Tab, Kindle Fire etc and other tablets like iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone etc

Also, read how to setup parental controls on android tablets or phones

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