How to Block Porn on My Computer so the Kids Won't Use It

By Brandy Alexander

If your children use your computer, you have a way to keep them from viewing porn on the Internet. Oftentimes, kids inadvertently come across adult sites when they appear as pop-up advertisements or on other pages. Many Web browsers offer tools that enable you to create settings so your computer does not have the ability to load sites with nude images or sexual topics. Access your Firefox or Internet Explorer browser and know how to block porn websites so your kids do not see them.

Firefox

Step 1

Click the "Tools" menu and then select the "Add-ons" option from the drop-down list.

Step 2

Click the "Get Add-ons" link on the left side of the page and then enter "porn" in the text field. This action brings up a list of relevant offerings that block porn sites.

Step 3

Click the "Install" button next to the feature you want. Follow the prompts to install the add-on and configure the porn blocker. For example, using FoxFilter, click the "Tools" menu, select "FoxFilter Settings," click the "Preferences" link in the page that displays and click the buttons and check boxes to specify your filter preferences.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the "Tools" menu and then select the "Internet Options" option.

Step 2

Click the "Content" tab and then click the "Enable" button under the "Content Advisor" title.

Step 3

Click the "Nudity" and "Sexual Material" categories that display and then click and drag the slider menu to "None" to specify what computer users are allowed to see. Click the "Apply" and then "OK" buttons to save your settings.