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7 Best Porn Block Solutions for iOS & Android [2022 Updated]

Camila Moore
Camila Moore April 13, 2022

It may not be something you want to think about as a parent, but if your kids go online for any reason, you need a porn block. The internet is a fun space in which to play, communicate and learn, but there is a darker side to it that children and young people must be protected from.

Boy Checking Online Contents Without Any Parental Control

Did you know?

  1. The average age of a child’s first exposure to internet porn is just 11 years old.
  2. 10% of children under the age of 10 have been exposed to explicit content online.
  3. Only 25% of young people who are exposed to online porn tell their parents about it.
  4. 35% of all internet downloads contain pornography.
  5. 79% of children’s unwanted exposure to pornography occurs in the family home.
  6. 60% of young internet users have received an unsolicited and unwanted message or email from a stranger.

These figures are scary. But as more and more of our lives, and of children’s educational resources, go online, parents no longer have the option to simply avoid allowing young people internet access.

But that doesn’t mean you are powerless to prevent your children from being exposed to online pornography. A porn block puts you in control of your child’s internet access and gives you peace of mind that they can enjoy all the benefits of connectivity with minimal risk.

In this article, we will look at the best ways to protect children online and prevent them from being exposed to explicit and harmful content.

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Part 1: Spylix – The Best Free Porn Blocker

1.1 Why use Spylix Porn Blocker?

Spylix will help you protect your children from online pornography. The app is simple to use and allows you to restrict your child’s internet access and block inappropriate sites. With 42 functions, it is the most comprehensive and best parental control software. Not only does it allow you to block porn, it also enables you to monitor all your child’s mobile phone activity so you can make sure any unwanted emails or messages are dealt with appropriately and your child is safe online.

Kids Using Tablet Within Parental Control

1.2 Use the Spylix ‘Website Block’ Feature to Block Porn

To use the ‘Website Block feature:

  • Create a Spylix account at www.spylix.com.
  • For Android install the app on the target device and and follow the setup instructions onscreen. For iOS, enter the iCloud ID and password in your Spylix account using any device and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
  • After completing the settings, you will be able to see the Spylix Dashboard by logging into your Spylix account from any device.
  • Click the menu bar on the left, expand the bottom ‘Phone Control’ and navigate to the ‘Website Blocking’ feature.
  • Now, enter the URL of the porn site you want to block and click on ‘Add’.
  • Spylix Porn Website Block

  • The URL will then be displayed in the list of blocked sites. If you enter the wrong URL by mistake, you can click ‘Unblock’ in the list to allow access to the site once more.

1.3 Use the Spylix ‘App Block’ Feature to Block Porn

  • Login to your Spylix account and click the menu bar on the left then expand ‘Phone Control" and navigate to the ‘App Blocking’ feature.
  • Spylix App Block Feature Can Block Porn

  • You will be presented with a list of all apps on the device. To block a porn app simply click on the ‘Block’ tab next to the app you want to prevent access to.
  • To remove a block, click ‘Unblock. on the Spylix control panel.

Click Block Botton to Block Porn Apps and Websites

1.4 Use the Spylix ‘WiFi Block’ Feature to Block Porn

WiFi Block Feature:

  • Click the menu bar on the left, expand the bottom ‘Phone Control’ and navigate to the ‘WiFi Blocking’ function.
  • You will then be presented with the WiFi blocking interface that will display all WiFis the target device has connected to.
  • Using Spylix WiFi Block Feature to Block Porn Websites

  • To block any WiFi connection, click on ‘Block’ on the right of the screen.
  • If you need to unblock any WiFi connection you just need to clock on ‘Unblock’.

1.5 Use the Spylix ‘Keyword Tracking’ feature to Block Porn

  • From the menu bar on the left, look under ‘Key Features’ to find the ‘Keyword Tracking’ feature.
  • Using Spylix Keyword Tracking to Block Porn Websites

  • In the ‘Tracking Rules’ tab, set the rule to ‘Block Porn Content’ and enter the porn-related keywords you want to track. Then select ‘All’. Now click in ‘Notify to Email’. You will now receive an email anytime one of your tracked words is entered on the keypad.
  • To view all trigger records of your chosen keywords, go to the ‘Keyword Detected’ tab.

Spylix Displays Keyword Tracking Details

1.6 Use the Spylix ‘Keylogger’ Feature to Block Porn

  • From the menu bar on the left, look under ‘Key Features’ to find the ‘Keylogger’ feature.
  • The ‘Keylogger’ interface will display all records entered by the mobile phone user. From these records you will be able to see whether any pornographic content has been seen or searched for using the device.

Using Spylix Keylogger Feature to Block Porn Websites

1.7 Use the Spylix ‘Browser History’ Feature to Block Porn

  • From the menu bar on the left look under ‘Key Features’ to find the ‘Browser History’ feature.
  • In ‘Browser History’ you can see every website that has been visited using the device. If you find any pornographic websites, simply navigate to the ‘Website Blocker’ feature to block that URL and prevent further visits to the site.

Using Spylix Browser History Feature to Block Porn Websites

1.8 Use the Spylix ‘Browser Bookmark’ Feature to Block Porn

  • From the menu bar, go to ‘Key Features’ and click on ‘Browser Bookmarks’.
  • Using Spylix Browser Bookmark Feature to Block Porn Websites

  • This feature shows you all bookmarked sites and pages. If you see any pornographic sites, go to the ‘Website Blocker’ function to block them.

Part 2: Google SafeSearch – A Popular Porn Blocker

Google SafeSearch is a free porn blocker that is easy to install on any device.

Google SafeSearch Filters that Can Block Porn Websites

You will need to ensure that both you and your child are using Google as the default search engine. You can do this using the settings app.

To enable Google SafeSearch on mobile devices:

  • Open the Google app.
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Scroll down to settings.
  • Under ‘SafeSearch Filters’ tap on ‘Filter Explicit Results’.

To enable Google SafeSearch on desktops and laptops:

  • Go to www.google.com.
  • Click on ‘Settings’ in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
  • Click on ‘Search Settings’.
  • Click on ‘Turn on SafeSearch’.
  • Click on ‘Lock SafeSearch’.

You will need to complete these steps for every device your child uses to access the internet.

After switching on Google SafeSearch you will need to check regularly to ensure it is still enabled on all devices. Unfortunately, as easy as SafeSearch is for you to enable, it is just as easy for your children to disable it. If they do so, you should consider using a more robust porn blocker to prevent them from accessing adult content.

Part 3: Covenant Eyes – Designed for Online Porn Blocking Free

Covenant Eyes is a software solution that is designed to help protect people from viewing porn online. A lot of their advertising is targeted at adults looking for help with a porn addiction, but it can also be used by parents to monitor a young person’s online activity.

Covenant Eyes uses AI to monitor what is on the screen so it will identify porn even if it is on a website that has got around a porn blocker or is being viewed via a DVD or other hardware.

To set up Covenant Eyes:

  • Go to covenanteyes.com.
  • Click ‘Get Started’ and follow the online instructions.
  • When you see ‘Add Allies’ you need to enter your details on this screen.
  • Once you are set up as an ‘ally’ you will receive regular notifications.
  • If the software detects no porn, you will receive an email title ‘No Concerns’.
  • If pornography is detected, you will receive an email titled ‘Review Recommended’. The body of the email will include details of the site along with a blurred out image to allow to understand the nature of the content viewed.
  • Sometimes, the software will detect content that is of an adult nature but not considered pornographic. In these circumstances, you will still receive an email notification to review the content so you can judge it for yourself.
  • If the person being monitored tries to uninstall the software, you will also receive a notification.

Girl Covering Eyes with Two Hands when Seeing Harmful Contents

Part 4: DNS FamilyShield – Good for Blocking Porn at Home

DNS FamilyShield is designed to give parents a way of shielding their home internet users from accessing inappropriate such as those showing pornography and ither types of harmful content. FamilyShield blocks domains categorized as:

  1. Tasteless
  2. Proxy/Anonymizer
  3. Sexuality
  4. Pornography

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It is not easy to set up but instructions are on the official website that include detailed instructions to install it on pretty much any router type. You can also sign up to the Home Plan that will enable you to amend the restrictions and add other domains to suit your own preferences.

Part 5: Apple's Family Sharing – Block Porn on iPhone

iPhone's Family Sharing Feature that Helps Block Porn Websites

To begin using Apple Family Sharing software, you will need to first decide how you want to use it.

  1. Place restrictions on your child’s devices and lock them using a pass code.
  2. Manage your child’s devices remotely using the Family Sharing feature.

To put restrictions on your child’s device:

  • Open ‘Settings’ on their device.
  • Tap ‘Screen Time’.
  • Select ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • Switch it to ‘On’.
  • Then go through each setting and choose what allow and what to restrict.
  • Pornography is restricted by tapping ‘Content Restrictions’ and turning off all explicit content for all media, including Web Content.
  • Protect your settings by entering a four-digit code when prompted.

To manage your child’s activity using your device:

  • Open ‘Settings’ on your device.
  • Tap your name.
  • Tap of ‘Family Sharing’.
  • Add the details of the device you want to monitor.
  • You can now control the device, including content and privacy settings from your own device.

Part 6: Ever Accountable – Block Porn on an Android Phone

Ever Accountable Porn Block App

Like Covenant Eyes, Ever Accountable has been designed to help people tackle a porn addiction. As its name suggests, it is primarily used for those individuals to be held accountable for their screen activity by nominating trusted friends or family members to be alerted if they use their device to access pornography.

You can begin a free trial by going to www.everaccountable.com and downloading the software to your child’s phone. Nominate yourself as their trusted friend and start receiving notifications of any pornography viewed on their device.

While Ever Accountable is a good piece of software, it is synonymous with people who are addicted to porn and could lead to your child feeling embarrassed or self-conscious so is not recommended for monitoring the activity of young people online.

Part 7: Practical Ways to Block Porn

Kid Playing on Tablet Within Parental Control

Even if you don’t have children, you may want to prevent porn being viewed on your browser. There are several ways of doing this in addition to those already discussed:

  1. Sometimes it’s as simple as contacting your internet provider and seeing what parental controls they have available. Often these are fairly basic but they are a good start and whether you need anything more substantial will be determined by your perceived level of risk from online sources. If you’re just looking to prevent accidentally navigating to a site containing harmful content, ISP controls may be sufficient. If you are trying to protect your children from online pornography, more robust solutions are normally required.
  2. You may find that there are parental control options built into your router. If you are tech savvy and know how a router works, you may be able to figure these out. Routers, however, are notoriously problematic and if you don’t know what you’re doing you run the risk of damaging the connection or not properly installing the software and therefore not getting an accurate picture of your child’s online activity.

Part 8: Porn Blocker FAQs

What is the Best Way to Block Online Porn?

Spylix is a comprehensive porn blocker. It boasts 8 porn blocking functions and gives you complete access to the target device to ensure you can see everything your child does online. You have the freedom to check up on their online activity from anywhere so long as you have internet access.

How Can I Block Porn Permanently?

All of the methods described above will allow you to block porn, but some of them require you to regularly check the settings to ensure the pirn blocker has not been disabled. Others will block porn at the time they are set up but will not continue to block it. Only Spylix allows you to continually monitor internet activity and block porn so that you remain in complete control of how the target device is used and prevent it from accessing porn. You can use Spylix to monitor the device without the user knowing too.

Part 9: Summary

The internet can be a scary place for parents as there are many temptations for young people, including porn. But with a simple to use spy app, you can monitor your child’s online activity and take action to protect them. The best spy app available is Spylix.

Spylix includes 42 features that give you complete control of your child’s devices and allows you to easily see their online behaviour and the sires they have been visiting or searching for at any time and from anywhere. Take control of your child’s online safety and protect them from harmful content with a porn block. Sign up to Spylix now.

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