How to block porn on your kid’s iOS or Android devices?

Porns are now everywhere; even their ads appear on knowledgeable websites. And if kids get exposed to them at an early age, they may fall into addiction with them and neglect their studies. Moreover, porn’s artificial world will fill bad ideas in their mind, and in their later age, they will have unsatisfied or abusive relations. So, it’s very necessary to know how to block porn or any other adult-related content if your kids are under 12.

In this writing, we will give you complete guidelines about how you can educate your kids. And will also tell you how you can block porn across multiple devices.

How to block porn

What should you talk to your kids about porn?

According to surveys, about 85% of children learn about porn at 12 years, and the rest, 15%, when they are 10 or less. Children may learn about porn from their friends or adults talking, but the most prominent cause is the Internet. Because these days, every site has some form of inappropriate ads on them, even when you are searching for the good stuff.

Sex is a natural and normal behavior in all living things, including humans. It means your kids will have to learn about it sooner or later. So, the best thing is to delay the exposure of porn using different blocking apps. Unfortunately, when your kids become aware of porn, create an awareness of sex as soon as possible. Rather than they learn it from strangers and fall into bad habits.

What’s the best age to talk about porn?

The best kid’s age to talk about porn depends on your the kid’s gender, family’s openness and society’s level. If your kids don’t know about it yet, let them be.

Under 8 age kids: This age range of kids has very few chances of exposure to pornography. So it’s best to give them vague lessons on abuse, body protection, sex, and so on. So they can defend themselves and be mentally prepared for what’s coming.

From 8 ~ 12 age kids: In these years, kids have higher chances of getting acquainted with pornography either from the internet, social apps, or friends because their body is now undergoing puberty changes, and they naturally develop a curiosity. So, it’s best to start talking if you haven’t yet.

Above 12 ~ 19 age: This teenage age is very dangerous. And it’s the age that will define your kid’s future. So, try to be friends, not their parents, and know their likes & dislikes, don’t ban them from porn, and give them their free space. At this age, teenagers don’t listen to stick, but they do listen to love.

Tips & Tricks to Talk about porns

When talking with kids about porn, you should follow some rules suggested by experts;

  • Ask them if you want to talk about something, and if they feel awkward, set another time, like in the evening; don’t push them.
  • When talking about porn, don’t label your kids as sinners or as bad people because they will get distant from you. Don’t be judgemental or angry when asking about their sexual preferences.
  • Aware your kids about scandals and teach them it’s a bad thing about sharing your friend’s sensual videos with others and make them aware of how your friend would feel.
  • Then when you get comforted, you can ask your kids about their social circle habits; who else they talk to about it; this way, you will know a bad person who’s lingering around your kid.

How to block porn on iPhone?

“Screen Time features allow parents to block access to adult websites on their kid’s iPhone. It is built in in all models of iPhones, so you don’t need to install it or pay for it.”

How to Setup?

1. On your kid’s iPhone, go to settings > screen time.

Screen Time in iPhone's setting

2. Your kid’s iPhone asks if it’s your phone or your’s kids; click on your kid’s. Then enter the Apple ID password and make a new passcode for screentime.

3. Now, in Screen Time main window, click on “Content & Privacy Restrictions” > then on “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content.”

How to go to Web Content settings in iPhone's Screen Time

4. Then, in the next menu, you will be given 3 options;

  • Unrestricted Access
  • Limit Adult Websites ( Choose this option )
  • Allowed websites only
Limit Adult websites using iPhone's Screen Time settings

5. There may still be some adult websites under the radar, which may not be blocked. In that case, if you notice any, copy the link and go to the same “Web Content” menu > > “Never Allow” option > click on Add website and paste the link of the adult website you copied before to block it.

How to block porn on Android devices?

Unlike iPhone’s screen time, Android mobiles don’t have built-in app & website blockers. However, unlike iPhones, Android devices do support hundreds of third-party blocking apps which can be easily downloaded from the play store or directly from the Internet. And one of the porn-blocking apps is Google Family Link;

“Google Family Link is a parental control app made by Google, and among its kid’s parenting features, one can allow you to block all adult content (porn) searches from browsers.”

One crucial benefit of Google Family Link, above all other third-party apps, is that you can control your kid’s phone without installing any kind of apps on it.

How to block porn?

1. It is important to note that Family Link can only block porn sites on Chrome browsers, and if your kid searches from other browsers, then porn sites will be shown. So, in that case, you can block all other browsers on your kid’s phone, and to do that;

➡ Go to Family Link and click on Controls; choose Contnet Restrictions, choose Google Playstore > Apps and Games function > and then set the age limit to a level below most browsers’ age limit. You can also block already downloaded browsers on your kid’s phone.

Block websites and Apps with Google Family Link

2. Finally, there is a Safe Search feature in Family Link, and if you enable it, not only will porn be blocked, but also all kinds of adult ads and related content will be unavailable to your kids. And to enable that, open the “Controls” option > then click on Content Restrictions > Google Search; enable the “Safe Search” option here.

SafeSearch option in Google Family Link

How to block porn websites on a computer?

When it comes to computers, there are multiple porn-blocking options available, like;

  • Setting a wifi device with a locking feature
  • Using Dedicated Porn Blocking software
  • And much more.

Among all the above, Porn blocking apps are the cheapest, quickest, and most effective way when it comes to computers. And one of the best blocking software is Microsoft Family Safety.

How to block it?

1. On your PC, go to the Microsoft Family Safety official app and login/sign up.

2. Open your kid’s PC > go to Windows Settings > then click on Accounts > and lastly, select Family and Other users > sign up/login using the same kid account as you added in Family Safety.

3. Now, just below the accounts name, you will see “Manage Settings Online”; open this link.

4. You will be repositioned to Microsoft Family Safety online panel > click on the child profile you want to edit.

5. In the next window, see the left side list and choose Content filters from it > then toggle on the option “Filter inappropriate websites and searchers.”

Microsoft Family Safety How to use it

6. As you know, Microsoft Family Safety features only work with Microsoft Edge browsers, so you need to block all other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, etc. In order to block browsers, see at the top of the Content Filters window and select the 2nd option, App and Games Filters >, then add all browsers’ names in it.

7. That’s it. Now log out of Kid’s PC and log in with the same account you put limitations on. You can add several accounts to one PC and customize their settings. And when each kid logs in using their credentials, they see their own limitations in searching and apps.

How could FlashGet Parental Control help you?

FlashGet parental control is one of the best apps on the market, which helps parents manage apps, websites, daily screen usage, and much more, including real-time location.”
Flashget parental control is one of the best porn blocker apps

Features of FlashGet Parental Control

It allows you to block all categories of porn websites.

It will send a warning message to parents’ phones if their kids try to search for any adult content.

You can also allow/block specific websites.

You can track your kid’s location in real-time.

You can ban any app or set a daily usage time on it.

It allows you to remotely change all settings on kids’ phones from parents’ phones.

You can access your kid’s phone camera and microphone from anywhere in the world.

How to block it?

1. On your parent’s mobile, install FlashGet parental control app from the Google Play store/Appstore > and sign up.

Install Flasget Parental control on your mobile

2. In the next window, a download link will appear on your mobile, copy this link and send it to your kid’s phone.

Send link to your kid's phone

3. Now, on your kid’s Android phone, open the copied link in any browser, and then download the FlashGet parental controls for children.

4. Now, launch FlashGet parental control on kids’ phones and give all the permission that it requires.

5. Now, when your kids try to open any porn related keyword, FlashGet will send a direct warning message to parents’ phones. In this way, parents can keep a check on their kids in real time, and as the FlasgGet app is hidden in the kid’s phone so he/she will never know that you are monitoring. In this way, you can get the honest action of kids and talk to them about their porn searches & guide them.

Get every notification from kids' phone

6. Finally, you can also see your kid’s phone screen from anywhere in the world to confirm and record all his/her activities as proof. This screen mirroring feature is only available in a handful of third-party apps.

See your kid's phone screen to see if he is watching porn

FAQs

There are Safe Search/Content features pre-built in almost all famous social apps, which, if you activate them, will block all porn and other adult-related content for your kids. And as these settings vary for different apps, so, you can search on youtube for their specific usage criteria.
There are many third-party apps like Net Nanny, which can block porn on all kinds of installed or to-be-installed browsers. Plus, it can work across multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, etc.
Normally, once your kids have cleared the history, there is no way you can recover it, so it's almost impossible to know if your kids have watched porn or not. However, there are many other third-party apps like FlashGet Parental Control, which keeps an eye on your kid's keypad, and if they type a sex or porns related word, the app will send a warning notification to the parent's phone.

It is important to note that iPhone screen time doesn’t record the search history of your kids.
No single blocking feature or app is enough to ban all adult content from all sources, so its necessary to set up multiple layers of defense to maximize the safety of your kids, such as.

1. Go to all browsers & social apps and enable their Safety features for kids.
2. If you own an iOS device, use pre-built Screen Time and restrict all harmful websites.
3. If you own an Android phone, then install third-party parental apps like FlashGet Parental Control which will able you to block all adult-related content.
4. The last line of defense is active monitoring which will send you quick messages if your kid uses any kind of bad word. Most third-party apps like FlashGet Parental Control offer this feature.

About the author

Kidcaring, Chief Writer in FlashGet Kids.
She is dedicated to shaping parental control in the digital world. She is an experienced expert in the parenting industry and has engaged in reporting and writing different parental control apps. For the past five years, she has provided additional parental guides for the family and has contributed to changing parenting methods.

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