Basic Content Filtering

It is of the utmost importance that we protect our children from seeing inappropriate content on the Internet.  Unfortunately, is impossible to monitor every device every moment our children are online. It is critical that we have systems in place to block harmful content from being viewed on computers, tablets and phones that are accessible to children.

Luckily, there is a free and easy to use solution that will do just that.

CleanBrowsing DNS Filters

CleanBrowsing offers a free tool designed to protect every device in your home from displaying potentially harmful content. There are no apps to install or equipment to purchase, you only need to make a simple settings change on your router. Of course the Phynx Fiber team would be glad to make the change for you. It is simple to do any only takes a few moments.

How does it work?

When you request a web page from you computer or mobile device your WiFi router has to determine where to find the website. It uses a phonebook like service called DNS to look up the location of the website on the Internet. When we use CleanBrowsing’s DNS servers instead of giving us the address to explicit content the DNS servers send us to a block page.

Levels of Blocking

CleanBrowsing offers three different levels of protection:

Family Filter: Blocks the following types of content

  • Adult content
  • Pornography
  • Explicit sites
  • VPN/Proxy tools (used to bypass the filter)
  • Mixed content sites (like Reddit)
  • Malicious content
  • Phishing sites

Adult Filter: Blocks the following types of content

  • Adult content
  • Pornography
  • Explicit sites
  • Malicious content
  • Phishing sites

Security Filter: Blocks the following types of content

  • Phishing sites
  • Spam
  • Malware sites
  • Malicious content

How do I start?

If you would like for us to set this up for you remotely please give us a call or text us at 573-975-1112 or send us an email at care@phynxfiber.com

If you are comfortable making changes to your router’s settings you can find information on what changes to make here.

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