Keep the kids safe with OpenDNS Family Shield - FREE Adult content blocker for multiple devices
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Keep the kids safe with OpenDNS Family Shield - FREE Adult content blocker for multiple devices

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Found 15th Jan
OpenDNS FamilyShield offers the single easiest way to protect your kids online from adult content including inappropriate popups & other ads that are commonly linked to kids games on multiple internet connected devices such as computers, mobiles, tablets, game systems. This includes protection from phishing and malware attacks. Your only minutes away from installing this quick fix on your broadband router and/or each individually connected device with easy to follow instructions.

Make the internet safer for everyone in your household and remember to install extra security measures such as antivirus software
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Jonnyblock5 m ago

OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...


Then you just don't show them your personal porn collection.
VelocityEvo1 m ago

Then you just don't show them your personal porn collection.


But I can't add to my collection of its all blocked! Jeez.
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OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...
Jonnyblock2 m ago

OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...


You have to configure individual device
Jonnyblock3 m ago

OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...

VPN would be your friend
Ag20142 m ago

You have to configure individual device


You can also set this at router level
If you click through the link they seem to cover instructions for all options
Jonnyblock5 m ago

OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...


Then you just don't show them your personal porn collection.
VelocityEvo1 m ago

Then you just don't show them your personal porn collection.


But I can't add to my collection of its all blocked! Jeez.
Good Find Op and welcome..i already knew about this but never thought of posting here, as you said it is one of the easier ways to help protect little eyes,
Croft3602 m ago

Good Find Op and welcome..i already knew about this but never thought of …Good Find Op and welcome..i already knew about this but never thought of posting here, as you said it is one of the easier ways to help protect little eyes,


@Croft360 I'm a long-term viewer and like my tech but after reading a discussion earlier, it was worth educating a few of our hotukdeal members
Alternatively, you can install the latest version of Theresa May next to your PC. No configuration is needed.
Would this stop a proxy being used to visit adult websites?
Are there any disadvantages to having this?

I just changed my setting and pointed my connection through their servers and it blocked pornhub and when I turned on NordVPN I was able to access it.

I didn't register or anything but just changed the W10 setting on the ethernet connection
Edited by: "nougat" 15th Jan
@michaelmccarthy me too and then after my first post i was hooked..
Type boobies into google image search.
Si__1 m ago

Type boobies into google image search.


What happened?
Sounds like the name of a low budget condom.
@nougat VPN solves your access but on kiddies devices it would be all blocked so it's a result. It's just with loads of the kids apps having adverts they should now appear blank

I see it being no different from using your current broadband suppliers DNS servers or even Google. If you go to their main website or even search Google they have one of the largest DNS servers in the world. I know many international companies use their DNS service
Edited by: "michaelmccarthy" 16th Jan
@bestbuy123 follow the instructions and test it out against your proxy, I'm sure they have plenty on the list blocked and it's updated daily. As nougat has confirmed VPN can be installed on your personal device to unblock content
Edited by: "michaelmccarthy" 16th Jan
Just had a read through their privacy policy, I would be careful using the service if you don't want your history logged and sold on to third parties. The whole service is about logging history which it states in their policy "shares information it collects to third parties" . It doesn't specify what though , so could include history. Nothing is free these days without a catch. Most isps have dns level parent control now and i dont trust my isp either. Just a warning if anyone is paranoid about their surfing habits being sold on for profit.

Older kids are pretty tech savvy these days, they will always be a step ahead of you and change their phone/tablet dns to Google and you won't know different. Nothing is full proof
Edited by: "stoneblade" 16th Jan
@stoneblade it's very similar to the way opera browser runs but if everyone was worried about privacy issues most people sign up and use Google and Microsoft services who use our data. This company was bought by Cisco.... Another tech giant. It gives an option for both router and/ or install on multiple devices. May not stop a tech savvy teenager but this is aimed for young children's tablets.
michaelmccarthy7 m ago

@stoneblade it's very similar to the way opera browser runs but if …@stoneblade it's very similar to the way opera browser runs but if everyone was worried about privacy issues most people sign up and use Google and Microsoft services who use our data. This company was bought by Cisco.... Another tech giant. It gives an option for both router and/ or install on multiple devices. May not stop a tech savvy teenager but this is aimed for young children's tablets.


Could open a whole can of worms with young kids using tablets and being left alone. I personally restrict my young daughter using the tablet and she is always next to me when she uses it. I think it's the responsibility of the parent to make sure what they are viewing is age related, not leave it up to a dns service. Personal opinion.
@stoneblade kudos on your restrictions. I am in agreement with that. I would recommend parents to put extra security measures in place. If you read the hotukdeals discussion yesterday on inappropriate adverts popping up on kids games.... This is one measure to stop this.
Jonnyblock8 h, 12 m ago

OK but if I want adult content but not for my kids?...


Maybe you should get married??
Does not matter what you do as when they go to school they are destroyed on purpose.
Misslovely49 m ago

Maybe you should get married??


Is that an offer
Jonnyblock48 m ago

Is that an offer


Read between the lines.
Doesn’t stop McDonald’s tablets though...
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Good find OP, wasn't aware of this. Been using another paid service (which is very good) but adding this to router level will help catch devices which I haven't configured yet.
djstrobe4real31 m ago

Doesn’t stop McDonald’s tablets though... [Image]



Can you rotate the foto.

I'm getting a sore neck tilting me head to look at it.
@pjburnhill every little bit helps
@djstrobe4real it might be worth sending an email to McDonalds head office and following up with the manager in your local McDonalds
I'd be disappointed if my kids didn't know how to go around blocks like that
mixmixi11 h, 11 m ago

Alternatively, you can install the latest version of Theresa May next to …Alternatively, you can install the latest version of Theresa May next to your PC. No configuration is needed.


Problem with that is when you Google something, you'll never get an answer to the question.
Please remember that this isn't guaranteed. Okay for younger kids but as soon as they know how to use Google it's useless as they can just set DNS on their individual device and bypass. Same with all technical solutions to this issue. Educating the kids is far better. I've had this argument for years!
Thanks
@alexjameshaines this would be directed for younger kids as stated in previous post. I agree with educating our kids but you still want images and links blocked
Fine to protect younger kids from seeing something they shouldn't, but if your kids are old enough to try to get around the blocks you've put in place, then you may as well just forget about it and just assume they're really engrossed in doing their homework. Every evening. Five times.
michaelmccarthy3 h, 25 m ago

@djstrobe4real it might be worth sending an email to McDonalds head office …@djstrobe4real it might be worth sending an email to McDonalds head office and following up with the manager in your local McDonalds


I tried that McDonalds just brushed it off using the usual this is a franchised restaurant you need to speak to the franchisee. Thought about social media but I wasn’t prepared to face the trolls around kids and healthy eating...
I've used this in the past - it's great for basic control but the big seller is that it's platform-agnostic.
There's no option for scheduling so it's not a complete solution for me but it's great that you can at least control what's accessible through today's web-enabled "toys".

You can implement on a device-by-device basis or at your router's level but to be safest, do both...
If device-only, depending on device security, it can be easily (or even accidentally) undone.
If router-only, there's no filtering when the device joins another network (grandparents, friends, etc).

If you do implement at the router, you'll have to modify your own device's DNS settings to get those sites you've blocked for everyone else (Google's DNS servers are good - 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4).
Be aware that the BT HomeHub6 has no option to modify DNS so your only option is device-level config with BT
Edited by: "BubaMan" 16th Jan
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