Blocking Unwanted Websites – Find out the Ways on How to Effectively Do It
It has been said that leaving your computer with an internet connection that is still active is not an easy thing to do especially if you have kids or other people who will be using it as well. Furthermore, we also know that it is quite hard or not even possible to forbid our kids from using the computer since it is what they use when they play video games or when they are grabbing some knowledge from Google for their studies or for the projects that they have to do. However, for parents or even for seniors, getting worried to death comes naturally for us, especially when we allow them to use the computer even without our knowledge or supervision since we do not know what they are searching for or watching plus, we also do not know about the online safety of the sites they are viewing with.
Children, being so innocent and oblivious of the functionalities of the internet as well as the responsibilities they have in using the internet, will click open anything that catches their eyes due to curiosity, regardless of whether it is already scams, threats or even adult contents that are hidden in various sites that will be asking them to fill up personal and confidential information like email addresses and passwords, to name a few.
Now, we believe that you are curious as to the things that you can do to ensure that you are safe and protected online. In order for you to know what you can do, we present to you this article containing all the things that you should do know in terms of protecting yourself online and blocking unwanted sites as well.
Since you will have a hard time overseeing the websites that are visited or viewed by your kids at home using your wireless router, to ensure online safety, what you can do best is to block any unwanted or undesired websites on your Netgear wireless router through the proxy server addresses they have. If you are not familiar with how you can block websites through your wireless router, we present to you a simple guide that you can follow when doing so.
On the guide that we have, the first thing that must be done is to open the internet browser you are using. If your browser is already up, type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar at the top of the browser before pressing the enter key. This will bring up the Netgear router login window and once you see it, type your username and password specifically for it to be used then hit enter or tap the button log in. Once you are inside the main window of the router, you will see on the left side menu, below the second category, the words ‘Content Filtering’, you must hover your mouse above it and click on the ‘Block Sites’ option.