Have you ever received a weird email telling you to click on a link and you went out of curiosity? Suddenly, your computer crashes or confidential information disappears out of thin air. How can you prevent it in the future? Maybe you want to have fewer distractions while studying or working. No matter the reason, we will provide specific examples of how to block websites for different devices and browsers below in this article.
There are many reasons why you would want or need to block a website. For example;
Parental Controls: If you have children, some websites contain explicit content that you want to keep them from.
Increase Productivity: Permanently or temporarily block certain websites to improve your productivity time for studying or working.
Suspicious Sites: Save yourself from attempts at infecting your computer with a virus or stealing your personal data.
Each method of site blocking will vary based on its restriction, the users, and the device you’re using. For example, if you want to block websites temporarily or permanently on an individual device, it’s recommended to install a more configurable program or easy-to-use browser extension.
If you want to block manually through the host’s file, firewall, or router, it’s a good option if you don’t want to deal with software. However, this method is only suitable if you want to disable access to certain sites permanently.
If you’re blocking certain sites for multiple users on a single network, you should use either web filtering software, which is normally used by businesses or schools, or block through the router.
When using an Android and or iOS device, you will need to download specific apps to block unwanted websites. Thankfully, most apps can work across multiple browsers! Here are a few examples of apps and their features:
Looking to block a website manually? Here are step-by-step processes for how to block a website on Windows 10, Mac, or with your router.
Parental Controls on Windows 10
Parental Controls on a Mac:
In addition to the above, there are additional ways to block unwanted websites. Here are some ways to do that.
Using Browser Extensions: Using specific extensions on your browser helps block certain websites you don’t want other users to visit. For example, BlockSite is a Chrome Extension that helps block web pages and limit adult websites individually or by categories.
Using Productivity Software: Using these samples will help reclaim your productivity and steer away from potentially dangerous websites; Freedom, Forest, PawBlock, RescueTime, Pause, Focus, etc.
Leverage Web Filtering Software: These help block unfiltered websites from being accessible on your computer. Examples include WatchGuard.
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