Here's the easiest way to block Adult Websites from Children at Home or maybe in the Office.
Did you knew the first website ever made?
Simply put, it was a website made by the World Wide Web’s creator Tim Berners-Lee photo below, who was working for CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). The first ever website was published on August 6, 1991 and served up a page explaining the World Wide Web project and giving information on how users could setup a web server and how to create their own websites and web pages, as well as how they could search the web for information. The URL for the first ever page put up on the first ever website was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.
Tim Berners-Lee Image by Google
You can easily and effectivily block access to a website by adding it to your Windows HOSTS file.(Yes, Hosts is capitalised for some strange reason). Without any software. Doesn't matter what browser that you use.
Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Now type the following text in that Run box:
Step 2: You will see a new notepad window on your screen containing some cryptic information. Don’t panic. Just goto the last line of the file, hit the enter key and type the following:
127.0.0.1 name of the URL you want to block
For example to block the MySpace.com homepage (highly recommended!), simply type:
Other parts of MySpace could be blocked in a similar way:
etc etc etc..
You may need to add sites with both with and without the "www.". Test after blocking to make sure you got it right.
You can add as many sites as you wish to block in this fashion. I, myself, have over 12000 undesireable and dangerous sites in my personal HOSTS file!
Step 3: Close Notepad and answer "Yes" when prompted.
Step 4: Reboot your computer and attempt to access your now blocked website. You should see a Cannot find server or DNS Error saying: "The page cannot be displayed"
If you want to remove the ban later, open the same file as mentioned in Step 1 and delete the above lines.