How can you block pornographic websites on home PCs?
Is there a permanent solution to it?
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I use OpenDNS Family Shield - its completely free, and is much better than blocking an individual computer - it blocks all devices at a network level. I tried lots of different free and paid solutions, but kids manage to find a way around them very quickly.
The down-side of blocking everything at a network level is you have to have a bit of technical know-how to update your internet router (its not actually that difficult).
Filtering pornographic content this way means that even if your kids have an iPhone (Smartphone) or iPad (Tablet) the sites are blocked on those too.
Don't forget you can layer solutions too.
OpenDNS + Family Safety (both free) makes a great solution with a rich feature set.
Download Windows Family Safety from Microsoft - it's free and you can create a new account for your children and limit what they do with it - it even allows them to use the computer for only half an hour if you want.
Check out McGruff SafeGuard for Windows PC - www.GoMcGruff.com
It lets you control what sites they visit, and records everything they do onlin.
For iPhone/iPad/iPod, check out free Child Safe Browser: GoMcGruff.com/browser
(Remember "Take A Bite Out of Crime"?)
Short answer is you can't. You can block most common sites but no one company has a complete list of ALL sites in the world (Maybe the NSA might but that would be admitting to Prism) so you need to look at monitoring - this will also help you check for "softcore" pornography on social networking sites such as Facebook and Tumblr which is increasing dramatically at the moment.
The site below will explain a bit more about it.