We have been discussing the importance of parental control in a number of posts. The internet comes with threats as well as rewards. The threat is from the many dodgy websites and adverts. If you filter out the threats, the reward is the wealth of information that you can find on the internet. It is the role of the parents in the modern era to allow their kids to utilize the internet while shielding them from the threats.
We have discussed parental control through controlling the DNS, and we have discussed how to accomplish that through using OpenDNS on Windows computer and OpenDNS on Android phones. This post we will be discussing parental control using Webfilter Pro on Firefox and Google Chrome.
Webfilter Pro is a cloud based solution that protects your family by monitoring millions of websites on the internet.
Webfilter Pro – Mozilla Firefox
Step 1: First, navigate to Addons; Tools → Add-ons. if you can not see the toolbar just hit “Alt” from your keyboard.
Step 2: In the search bar type “webfilter pro”. Click the install tab at the right hand side of the window.
Step 3: After completing the installation you will be prompted to restart Firefox, click the “Restart now” link.
Step 4: After finishing the restart a new icon will appear in Firefox. Now, to configure the add-on click the arrow in the new icon and select “Webfilter security policy”.
Step 5: A new window will popup where you can configure it, block what you want and leave the rest as seen below in the screenshot.
Of course the extension could always be disabled and re-enabled and you can always protect your settings using a password.
Webfilter Pro – Google Chrome
Step 1: First, navigate to the chrome store and search for “webfilter pro”.
Step 2: Click the “Free” tab at the right hand side of the window.
Step 3: A new window will pop-up, just click on the “Add” tab.
Step 4: After finishing the installation a new icon will appear in Chrome Now, to configure the extension click on the new icon and select “settings”.
The same does for this extension as for its Firefox add-on a new window will popup where you can configure it, block what you want and leave the rest as seen in the screenshot.
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