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How to Block Pornhub On Your Child's Devices

How to Block Pornhub On Your Child’s Devices

Just about everything – from academic information to entertainment, from business and retail to random bits of information – could be easily accessed. This is in huge part due to the great technological innovation that is the internet. Like with many other good things, however, this comes with varying degrees of danger. Easy access often means that even teens and kids can get into whatever websites they want. This could unfortunately expose them to mature and other inappropriate content from sites like Pornhub.

 

Dangers of Adult, Explicit Content Exposure to Children 

Dangers of Adult, Explicit Content Exposure to Children

Pornhub is one of the, if not the, leading porn sites worldwide. This pornographic video-streaming platform has millions of hardcore videos. While the porn videos are intended for the adult audience, it is pretty easy for the much younger audience to access the site. Now, this is something that many parents are concerned about and they have every reason to be concerned too.

Pornography is among the rampant forms of mature content that could easily hook your child. They still lack the maturity to properly discern such content which means that they are too young to be watching such things. Exposure to porn or other sexually explicit materials may have the following impact on your child:

  • Interfere with the child’s healthy sexual development and prematurely sexualize a child
  • Increase the risk of experimenting with sexually explicit behavior
  • Warp a child’s perception and expectation in terms of physical appearance, sexual acts, and relationships
  • Desensitize child to high-risk behavior
  • Increase the risk of child’s victimization

 

Block Pornhub on Your Child’s Device

You probably have a good reason for allowing your children to have their computer or mobile device. After all, such devices are becoming more and more of a necessity. However, giving kids devices of their own will also make it easier for them to access mature sites like Pornhub. The good thing is that there are several parental control solutions available for you to block porn sites.

  • Google Safe Search

First off, make sure that Google is set as the default browser on your child’s device. Once this is done, borrow your child’s mobile device and do the following:

  • Open the Google app (download in case your child’s device doesn’t have it yet).
  • Tap on the Gear icon.
  • Scroll down and tap on Search Settings.
  • Tap on Filter explicit results under SafeSearch filters. 

If your child has a computer or laptop, or you have one for family use, do the following:

  • Go to www.google.com.
  • Click on Settings and then Search Settings.
  • Click Turn on SafeSearch and then Lock SafeSearch.

 

  • Internet Service Provider

Another option that blocks inappropriate websites is checking with your internet service provider or ISP. They may have parental controls or content filters that will effectively help you limit your child’s exposure to inappropriate websites. Some ISPs may charge an additional monthly fee for parental control features while others may already have it included in your package. 

  • DNS Servers

A safe and secure DNS server can effectively help you in blocking porn on your kids’ devices. There are several DNS providers you can choose from which will automatically restrict adult content every time your child connects to the internet. Aside from malicious and pornographic sites, some DNS service providers also block gore, violence, and similar sites that are inappropriate for minors.

  • Built-In Features

If your child is usually on their iPhone or iPad, you can take advantage of Apple’s built-in features to block porn sites like Pornhub. Screen Time is one such feature. You can access Screen Time features on your child’s device through your device via Apple’s Family Sharing feature.

To manage inappropriate websites, do the following:

  • Open Settings on your child’s device
  • Scroll down and tap on Screen Time.
  • Tap on Content and Privacy Restrictions.
  • Next, tap Content Restrictions.
  • Tap Web Content. This is where you can choose to limit adult websites or lock everything. You can allow websites you deem safe by entering them manually. You can also block individual websites by tapping Add website under NEVER ALLOW.

For Android devices, you can set up and use the Family Link to block porn sites:

  • Launch Settings on your child’s device.
  • Click Get Started.
  • Choose Child or Teen.
  • Click Next.
  • Tap on your kid’s account (register an account for them if they don’t have one).
  • Click Next.
  • Log in to your parent account.
  • Set up supervision on your kid’s account. 

 

  • Parental Control Apps

Another effective and convenient way to block your child’s access to porn sites is by using reliable parental control apps and monitoring software. There are many apps available on the Google Play Store and App Store. There is also monitoring software that is available through their websites. Make sure to do your research before getting one. 

Parental control and monitoring apps, at least the best ones, can help you track your child’s web browser history as well as social media engagements. This will effectively allow you to see what they are up to and whether they are accessing inappropriate sites or content.

Pornography and other sexually explicit material can pose great dangers to your child’s perceptions and development. It is your responsibility as a parent to monitor your child’s online activities and take necessary measures to keep such harmful content from them.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How do I block all 18+ sites?

You can do this with the help of Google Safe Search, Family Link, and Family Sharing. You can also consult your internet service provider or do it through your DNS service provider. Another convenient way is to use parental control and monitoring software.

  • What sites should parents block?

Porn sites make the list, of course. Sites that feature violence, gore, or any mature content should also be on your block list. Dating sites as well as sites that lack parental control and security features must also be included in your list. If you believe, as a parent, that a website is harmful or not appropriate for your child then go ahead and block it. 

  • Are there apps to block porn?

Yes, several apps block porn. You can check out the Play Store or the App Store. You can also search for reliable monitoring software that has site-blocking features.

  • How can sexually explicit media be harmful?

Sexually explicit media can interfere with your child’s healthy sexual development. It can also mess up their perception of relationships and body image. Such media may also desensitize your child to harmful behavior and thus increase their risk of being victimized.

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