How to block Pornhub on a computer or phone

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    Worried about your children accessing porn sites? Here's how to block Pornhub on a computer or phone.

    It’s no secret the internet is filled with pornographic content, and there are many serious social and mental health issues that can arise from watching too much porn.

    For one, it can be addictive and lead to compulsive behaviors. It can also desensitize people to certain types of sexual activity, which can lead to problems in their personal lives.

    It can also lead to distorted views about sex and body image and is a major cause of violence against women. Additionally, watching porn can be damaging to relationships.

    Pornhub is one of the largest pornographic websites on the internet, with more than 100 million visits per day. In addition to the issues mentioned, the site can be a huge time sink and distraction for young people because most of the material is free. Your child just needs a smartphone and a reliable internet connection to watch or download inappropriate content.

    Fortunately, there are ways to block adult content on any device. This article will show you the different tools you can use to block porn sites, including Pornhub.

    How to block Pornhub on a phone

    Blocking Pornhub on iPhone

    Use Screen Time

    Screen Time is a feature built into iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, and tablets) that allows you to track your screen time and set time limits for certain apps and websites.

    Screen Time also works as a parental control app. You can use it as a porn blocker to keep your kids away from adult websites, including Pornhub.

    Here’s how:

    • Open the Settings app and tap “Screen Time.”
    • If the app hasn’t been used before, tap “Enabled” to set it up. You may be prompted to set up a passcode to prevent others from changing the restrictions you’re about to set.
    • Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and enter your passcode.
    • Tap “Content Restrictions” and then select “Web Content.”
    • Tap “Limit Adult Websites”

    And that’s it! Now whenever someone tries to visit a blocked website on your device, they’ll see a message saying that the site is restricted.

    Activate Google Safe Search

    If you don’t want to use Screen Time, or if you want an additional layer of protection, you can activate Google Safe Search.

    This is a search settings modification that filters out explicit results from Google searches. It’s an excellent content filtering tool that prevents pornographic images from appearing in image searches.

    Keep in mind that this won’t block access to specific websites like Pornhub, but it will make it harder to stumble across adult content accidentally.

    On the upside, SafeSearch works on all browsers, including Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

    To activate SafeSearch:

    • Open your preferred browser and open the SafeSearch settings page.
    • Tap the slider button in the top right corner so that it turns blue.

    Blocking Pornhub on Android devices

    Google Safe Search

    To activate Google SafeSearch when using a web browser:

    • Open the browser and head to the SafeSearch settings page
    • Tap the slider button in the top right corner.

    To activate Google SafeSearch when using the Google app:

    • Open the app and tap your profile avatar at the top of your screen.
    • Tap “Settings” and select “Hide explicit results.”
    • Tap the toggle button next to “Explicit results filter.”

    OpenDNS

    OpenDNS is a free DNS setting that blocks explicit content by changing your IP address. To use it, you will need to set it up as your DNS server on your Android device.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    • Go to “Settings” and tap “Wi-Fi.”
    • Long press on the network that you are connected to and tap “Modify Network.”
    • Scroll down and tap “Advanced options.”
    • Switch the “IP settings” from “DHCP” to “Static.”
    • Tap “DNS 1” and change it to “208.67.222.222”.
    • Tap “DNS 2” and enter “208.67.220.220”.
    • Tap “Save.”

    How to block Pornhub on your computer

    Blocking Pornhub on Microsoft Windows computer

    Set Windows Parental Controls

    Windows PCs (including laptops) have a built-in family safety feature called “Parental Controls” that can block porn websites like Pornhub.

    To set up Parental Controls, follow these steps:

    • Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & Other People.
    • Create a new user account for your child. You’ll need to provide a valid email address.
    • Visit the Windows 10 Family Settings page and sign in using your child’s account.
    • Select “Web browsing” from the dashboard and click “Block inappropriate websites.”

    Use host files

    This is a web-filtering method that involves editing your computer’s host file to redirect all traffic from Pornhub to a blank page.

    To do this, follow the steps below:

    • Download BlueLifeHosts Editor and install it on your computer.
    • Enter “www.pornbub.com” in the field and hit the “+” button.
    • Click on “Save.”

    Blocking Pornhub on Apple Mac

    Enable Mac Parental Controls

    If you share your Mac with others, you can use Parental Controls to restrict access to certain websites, including Pornhub. To enable Parental Controls:

    • Open System Preferences and click on the icon labeled “Parental Controls.”
    • Select the user account you want to manage and click “Enable Parental Controls.” If your child doesn’t have an account yet, click on the “+” sign and follow the on-screen instructions to create one.
    • Click on the “Web” tab and select “Limit adult websites.”
    • Enter “www.pornhub.com” into the “Always allow” box and click “Save.”

    Now, whenever someone tries to visit Pornhub on your Mac, the system will redirect them to a blank page.

    Install a porn blocker

    Another surefire way to block Pornhub (and other adult sites) on your Mac is to install a dedicated porn blocker app. These apps are designed specifically to block pornography, so they’re usually more effective than parental controls alone. They also work across all search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

    Some popular porn blocker apps include Qustodio, Net Nanny, and Norton Family.

    Speechify – Enjoy the web safely with text to speech

    Just imagine your child reading Harvard Classics instead of watching porn on Pornhub or reading Jane Austen instead of gossiping on social media. While you can’t guarantee your child won’t visit an adult site out of curiosity, you can make it easier for them to enjoy great works of literature with Speechify.

    Speechify is an AI-powered text to speech app that converts any written content into high-quality audio. It allows you to listen to articles, webpages, and any other type of content in a more engaging and convenient way.

    That means your child can listen to their favorite books while doing other things, like driving or walking the dog.

    Additionally, Speechify offers several customization options to make your listening experience more enjoyable. You can choose the voice that best suits you, change the speed at which the text is spoken, and even have the text highlighted in real time.

    Best of all, Speechify works on both computers and mobile devices.

    So, why wait? Get started today and discover a new way to keep your kids engaged.

    FAQ

    Why should I block 18+ sites?

    Blocking such sites protects minors from explicit content that is inappropriate for their age.

    What is the best way to block porn?

    There’s no “best” way to block porn, as different people have different needs and preferences. However, some popular methods include using filtering software, setting up parental controls, and blocking websites manually.

    Why should I block Pornhub on my phone?

    Pornhub can expose your kids to adult content. It’s also a major source of malware and other online threats.

    Cliff Weitzman

    Cliff Weitzman

    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

    Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify

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