The internet is a space that offers a lot of benefits to individuals of every age group. However, on the other hand, the web is also very dangerous and harmful to children and kids. Online activities like communicating with other people, sexting, erotic and adult contents, manipulation and data scraping are reasons parents are looking for ways and methods to protect their children from evils and vices on the internet. Chrome mobile can be restricted from accessing some website deemed to be harmful. There are several ways or methods through which parents can block websites on chrome mobile. In this article, I will explain some of these methods.
One of the ways to block websites on chrome mobile is via Trend Micro. Trend Micro is an antivirus application that is compatible with all Android devices and can be used to block unwanted websites. Below are steps by which you can block websites on chrome mobile.
Step 1. Download the Trend Micro antivirus software from play store and open it. From the main page or menu of Trend Micro, click on 'Safe Surfing' option. From the next page, click on option or button just beside the 'parental control' menu.
Step 2. From the next page, create an account by clicking the 'set an account' menu. Provide all requested details on the following page finish by clicking on 'create an account' option.
Step 3. Select the button beside the 'Parental Control' menu and input the password of the account you created and click 'ok'. Your parental control is now active and you can block websites.
Step 4. Scroll down and click on 'Blocked List' menu. Select 'Add' from the next page.
Step 5. By clicking on 'Add' option, a page opens up and you can input the website you want to block on the chrome mobile. Type the website under the 'website' heading and 'save'.
Parents can also block unwanted and harmful websites on Google chrome phone through the safe browsing feature on Google chrome browser. The safe browsing feature on chrome automatically detects a malicious or harmful website from the web and denies access to it immediately. The safe browsing feature can also prevent and block any pop-up ads automate on some websites. This feature is easy to use and you can follow the steps below to enable the feature.
Step 1. Open your Google chrome browser and click on the three dots icon on the right top corner of the browser page.
Step 2. Click 'Settings' from the menu that opens up and click on 'Advanced' option under the settings menu.
Step 3. Select 'Privacy' under advanced menu. From the options and menus under privacy, activate the 'Safe Browsing' feature by marking the box in front of the menu.
Step 4. To block or stop websites on Android Chrome, navigate to 'Advanced' menu and click on 'Site Settings' option.
Step 5. Ensure that pop-ups option is blocked. If is it not blocked, then click it to enable this feature.
Third-party applications like BlockSite have the capacity to block harmful and malicious websites on Chrome Mobile. This application is compatible with all Android versions, consumes less space or memory. It is also very simple to operate. Below are the steps to block websites in chrome Mobile via BlockSite.
Step 1. Download and Install the BlockSite application. Open it and you will see the message asking you to block your first website or application by clicking the plus (+) sign that is at the bottom right side of the phone screen.
Step 2. Add the websites you wish to block by entering the full website URL
Step 3. BlockSite offers more options for blocking website as you can schedule the period of blockage by tapping the clock icon. You can also block all websites with adult contents by just activating the option.
Step 4. Now, you have successfully blocked unwanted websites on your child's Chrome Mobile. You can now surf any of the blocked websites to check if they are blocked or not.
The use of ES file explorer application to block websites on Chrome Mobile involves the finding and editing of host files which are stored in operating system of Chrome Mobile. The host files contain the host names of IP address and parents can type in the unwanted and harmful websites into the host files to have them blocked. To successfully access and edit the host file on any Chrome Mobile, the ES File explorer application is needed. ES File Explorer app is a very popular application can be downloaded by users that do not have it on their phones. Follow the steps below to block any websites using ES explorer.
Step 1. Download and open the ES explorer application. From the application homepage, click on the slash / icon or button.
Step 2. You will be directed to root directory. Click on the ect file and search for host file.
Step 3. Select the host file named as 'Host' and click on 'Open as' and select the text option.
Step 4. Choose the ES note editor to start editing the file.
Step 5. Type in the website Url in the opened host file and reboot your Android device to effect the blockage.
The reason for blocking websites on Chrome Mobile is to prevent children from having access to harmful and dangerous website contents. However, all the above methods of blocking websites on chrome Mobile will be useless and ineffective if parents do not know about the websites their children have been surfing. The browser history will show all the websites your child is surfing so that you can block the harmful ones. There is an application called Monimaster that can track all the activities of your child's phone or device including the browsing history. This application works on all iPhone (without jailbreaking) and Android devices. Try it now from and let your child be totally and completely free from all manipulative websites.
In conclusion, it is important to provide a restriction to activities of kids as parental control and all the methods discussed can be used to block websites on Chrome Mobile. The Monimaster application makes the blocking of websites easy and very effective by providing useful information. It is recommended to download the application for a dependable parental control for their children.