FamilyShield Is A No-Setup Adult Content Blocker For Your Router

OpenDNS already offered a great content filtering tool that you could set up on your home Wi-Fi router. Now the DNS provider is making it easier to block impressionable eyes from adult content—and clever proxies and other work-arounds, too.

Simply put, FamilyShield is a slightly different OpenDNS IP address that, rather than offering a set of controls and options for your home internet service, simply blocks porn and related adult content, along with anonymisers, proxies and other tricks that we hope your kids haven't picked up from, erm, certain tech blogs. In addition to the porn blocking, OpenDNS also blocks malware, phishing sites, and other bad stuff, like it always has.

Want to try it out? Change both of your home router's DNS addresses to Need a bit more guidance? OpenDNS explains the step-by-step for each kind of router model at their site. It's a free, ad-supported service.

FamilyShield [OpenDNS via FamilyShield]


    DNS addresses should be
    * and
    not both the same. This means that if one server is down the other will be used. If you use both the same as outlines in the article then when the main server is down so is your connection.

    Awesome service. Thanks for the info.

    Only problem I see is how do I block the kids accessing porn, yet still enable it for myself?

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