Kids grow up very quickly and now you find your crawling kid a teenager and they want to access the internet. Well the internet is a great source for education and entertainment as long as you’re on the proper side of it but if you go to its dark side then things can get out of hands very quickly. If you are a parent and worried about your kids safety and you want them to enjoy the internet safely, congratulations you’ve arrived to the proper place to do exactly that.
There are many ways to create parental control over the internet, we shall cover the most effective ways in them in this series of articles, the first method we’re going to cover is very easy and free, we will use OpenDNS for a single computer. It’s worth noting that we’ll be using Windows 7 for this tutorial so if you’re using another operating system your mileage may vary.
Step One: First open your control panel from the start menu.
Step Two: You’ll be directed to the Control Panel window, open the “Network and Sharing Center”.
Step Three: You’ll be directed to your network information and configuration window, click on the local area connection blue link.
Step Four: A new window will pop up, click on the properties tab.
Step Five: A new window will pop up, select the “Internet protocol version 4” and then click on the “properties” tab.
Step Six: A new window will pop up, select the radio beside “use the following DNS server” and type the following OpenDNS addresses and then click on the “OK” tab:
Step Seven: Now, you have to flush/clear your cache, to do that open your cmd by simply typing cmd in your start menu, and the command window will pop up.
Step Eight: Type “ipconfig /flushdns” as seen in the following screenshot.
Step Nine: finally you have to clear the cache on the browser and that varies according to the browser you’re using but it should be straightforward, if you don’t know how then please drop a comment and we’ll help you out.
Congratulations, that was it! Yes, your kids can safely browse the internet.