Filter by device or router?
There are many ways to filter inappropriate websites and information, from configuring network-wide controls on your router to enabling and using parental controls built into Windows, Android, iOS and other third party software.
One of the easiest ways to setup filtering is to configure them on your router. Your router functions as the only point where all of your internet traffic flows through. Setting up filtering here allows you to perform web filtering for all devices on your network — computers, smartphones and tablets.
Device filtering is dependent on the type of device being used and can be more complicated to setup. Here are instructions on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The advantage of device filtering is that this filter is applied regardless of which network is being used so you are not only protected at home, but also at the office, on a cell network or on any other network.
The Importance of a Good Filter
Below is a list of internet and network filters that have been used with great results. Performance obviously depends on personal circumstances and network needs. Please share your experiences by using the contact form on this website.