Online Pornograhpy Ranks #2 for Reported Harmful Content on the Internet

The Reports Harmful Content (RHC) organization is a impartial dispute resolution service that works with organizations and users to report content that is deemed harmful. What is harmful is, obviously, very subjective so to address they analyzed community guidelines across multiple industry platforms and defined eight (8) content types that fit into the harmful classification:…

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How to Make Netflix Kid Friendly

Platforms like Netflix are closed-platforms. This means that it’s impossible for content filtering services like CleanBrowsing to filter its content. To do this, they would have to do something similar to Google and their Safe Search that would allow a network provider to enforce a “safe search” like experience. Until that’s made available, the best…

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The Importance of Public IP’s on the CleanBrowsing Platform

CleanBrowsing works at the network level, specifically via the Domain Name System (DNS). Via DNS, we can intercept outgoing requests and make a determination if it should be accessible based on the rules created in your account. Do you allow social media? Should we allow Twitter? Do you allow adult / pornographic content? Should we…

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New CleanBrowsing Apps Released

We are constantly reminded that what we think is “easy” isn’t necessarily the case for everyone, and we take that for granted. In an effort to improve that thinking, we have devoted a majority of the first quarter to updating the apps for key platforms in an effort to improve your experience. Tech talk: CleanBrowsing is…

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Utah Passes Legislation to Restrict Content on Mobile Devices

Congrats to Utah for passing new legislation (H.B. 72) that introduces a “default-on” mechanism for pornographic content on devices sold in Utah. This bill establishes filter requirements and enforcement mechanisms for tablets and smart phones activated in the state on or after January 1 of the year following the year this bill takes effect. (Description of HB72)…

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Apple Makes Managing Kids Devices Easier with “Apple for Kids”

One of the most popular mobile platforms, iOS by Apple, has taken a big step forward in placing more emphasis on the tools parents have at their disposal to more easily manage their child devices with the introduction of “Apple for Kids”. Although this feature to manage a family accounts was introduced in iOS 8, many…

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Allow and Disallow Apps Using CleanBrowsing

Every paid dashboard offers its user the ability to easily tune a network to a desired end state. What CleanBrowsing offers is a foundation to build the desired family friendly network. CleanBrowsing, like most other networking tunes, may require some tuning. This is especially true when it comes to apps, what one customer finds acceptable…

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Stop Browser Hijacks with CleanBrowsing

Although we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of content filtering and how CleanBrowsing can help, there is a hidden benefit that comes in the form of a DNS Firewall that immediately helps any user that leverages the CleanBrowsing DNS Resolver. To help illustrate how a DNS firewall works, we’ll use Browser hijacking as an example.…

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Is Reddit Safe for Kids?

Reddit is an awesome site with great communities and subreddits. However, is it a site that you should allow your kids to visit? In this post we explore that question, and also talk to how a content filter like CleanBrowsing can help you create a safe browsing experience. Porn, Language and Violence Reddit is an…

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How Kids are Bypassing Porn Content Filters

The pervasiveness of the web is such that anyone, regardless of age, is able to gain access to whatever content they please with little, to no, barriers. It is, by design, the benefit that comes with an open web and the coinciding free flow of information. There is a dilemma that exists in which we…

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