How To Block Adult Sites In Google Chrome

When children are browsing the internet, they are exposed to an endless number of sites. This includes inappropriate and explicit sites, many of which their parents don’t want them seeing. Since children don’t know any better and likely just stumble upon these adult sites by accident, it’s the parent’s job to make sure that doesn’t occur. Below, we discuss exactly how to block adult websites on Google Chrome.

Ways To Block Adult Sites On Google Chrome

Safe Browsing

Safe Browsing how to block adult sites in Google Chrome

The Safe Browsing Google Chrome feature protects the web user from visiting dangerous websites, like adult sites. It’s really simple to turn on this feature.

  1. Go to your Google Chrome Settings.
  2. Then, to find the feature, you can either search “Safe Browsing” or go to SettingsAdvanced →  Privacy and Security.
  3. Make sure the Safe Browsing feature is turned on.

Utilize The Restricted Sites Google Chrome Setting

Using Restricted Sites option, you can manually add specific websites to a list of those you don’t want your child to visit.

Here are the simple steps on how to do this:

  1. Go to your Google Chrome Settings.
  2. Click on AdvancedSystemOpen proxy settings.
  3. Then, a box, as shown below, will appear and you’ll click on Security.

Restricted Sites how to block adult sites on Google Chrome

      4. Choose Restricted Sites and then Sites.
      5. Add the sites which you want to be blocked.

Family Link App

If your child uses an Android device to browse online or a computer that has Google Play, then you can use the Family Link App to block adult sites and content. With this app, you can view their online activities, manage the apps they use, and lock their device if need be.

Within the app, you can manage their web browsing and block adult sites. To do this, you need to:

  1. Open the Family Link app and go to Manage Settings.
  2. Within Manage Settings, you need to click on Filters on Google Chrome.
  3. Depending on what you want to do, you can either choose Try to block mature sites or Only allow certain sites.

Specifically for the Try to block mature sites option, enabling it will block explicit and violent sites from appearing on Google Chrome.

Block Site Chrome Extension

If you’re looking for a simpler way to block adult content online, use the Block Site Chrome extension. This extension is really easy to use, even for the parent who isn’t tech-savvy.

To Block A Site Using Block Site:

  1. Click on the Block Site extension to open it in a Chrome browser.
  2. It will automatically open on the Block Sites page. Just enter the URL of the site which you want to block.
  3. Click the + button to confirm.

To Block Adult Sites Using Block Site:

  1. Click on the Block Site extension to open it in a Chrome browser.
  2. On the left sidebar, there should be an item that says Block Adults Sites. Make sure that item is turned on as shown in the picture below.

Block Site how to block adult sites in Google Chrome

Those are the four main (and most popular) ways of how to block adult sites in Google Chrome. Let us know which method you currently or will likely use to protect your children online. 

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Categories: Technology Advice, Tips For Parents