Here’s how you can block explicit sites on your Wi-Fi network
Being a parent in today’s connected world can be tough. You want to give your kids the ability to learn and explore the digital universe, but worry they might stumble upon inappropriate content along the way.
Fortunately, Google has a solution to everything and with Site Blocking added to Google Wi-Fi’s family controls, parents can let their children browse without worrying about exposure to explicit content. Site Blocking allows you to block access to more than 8 million non-kid-friendly websites on any device in your home — all with a few taps in the Google Wi-Fi app.
Site Blocking uses the best of Google’s SafeSearch technology to protect your family. If you have been aware, SafeSearch was created in 2009 to help filter explicit content from Google Search results, which has worked wonders for users. Google now uses SafeSearch’s expertise to bring enhanced privacy controls to Google Wi-Fi. Because SafeSearch is constantly crawling the web for new sites, the list of explicit sites blocked by Wi-Fi’s family controls will automatically be updated in real time.
Site Blocking joins an existing set of Family Wi-Fi controls and will be available over the next few days to all Google Wi-Fi users around the world.