Blocking online gambling sites on your computer
Getting addicted to gambling can literally ruin your life. So, why not prevent future ruin by blocking online gambling sites from your computer?
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- Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced the plans to develop a web crawler to actively seek out online gambling websites and prevent people from accessing them. Currently, the ministry with its special team Cyber Drone 9 is operating a “web crawler” used to systematically seek out negative contents on the Internet,.
- People who have gambling problems and decide to stop can choose to self-exclude from gambling, use software to block online gambling sites and self-exclude physically from betting shops and casinos. While these are all helpful ways for people to get support, many banks believe they can do more to support self-exclusion too.
A number of different software filters to block gambling websites are currently on the market. We talk here with the creators of Problem Poker, about gambling online and how their software can help you. If you are in recovery from compulsive gambling, here are a few reasons you should think about using Problem Poker. You are invited to ask questions about blocking online gambling websites at the end.
Gamban is accessible to devices with either the Mac OS, Windows, IOS, or Android software. However, there are still some ways to bypass via gambling sites not on Gamban and continue betting on sports. Betfilter is another effective gambling blocking system.
NOTE: Problem Poker offers a FREE Problem Poker download (until April 2012) to the first 500 people who answer an online survey.
Because these creators have a mission: Problem Poker wants to help you help yourself.
ADDICTION BLOG:Compulsive gambling psychiatric diagnosis is a hot topic in the addiction community. So, rather than make a case for compulsive gambling as a problem, let’s talk numbers. How many people do you estimate have an online gambling problem? For example, how many people gamble online at least once per day? And how many gambling websites are out there on the internet?
PROBLEM POKER: While hard number are always difficult to ascertain Zynga in their SEC 10K filing claims they has 33.2million online poker players… of course Zynga does not use real money(yet) but it shows the broad appeal online gambling has. The interesting number is, 50% of North American High School and College students have played on free play online gambling websites and 9% of North American youth have gambled online for real money. It is difficult, if not impossible, to enforce age restrictions. Below is a breakdown of known gambling websites from 1998 through present, and facts on internet gambling.
- 650 gambling websites established by the end of 1998
- 1800 gambling websites established by the end of 2002
- 2500 gambling websites established by the end of 2006 (peak)
- 2332 gambling websites currently in operation
- Internet gambling has rapidly grown into a $12 billion dollar annual industry.
- Estimates of between 14 and 23 million active players.
ADDICTION BLOG: Online casinos have made state and federal laws that ban gambling difficult (if not impossible) to enforce. But casinos are very powerful business entities, especially locally. And gambling operations have been historically linked with mafia organizations. Has the software that you’ve created been on the casino radar? Have you received any negative feedback from the industry?
PROBLEM POKER: Initially we reached out to several online casinos, and they have been less than enthusiastic concerning our software. I believe that until there is an outcry from users, health providers or government they will only pay lip service to any gambling prevention tool. In other words, casinos and online gambling websites don’t really want you to stop gambling altogether.
In Europe, there are recommendations for gambling websites in terms of providing responsible gambling resources, and we are trying to assist several countries in meeting their local responsible gambling requirements.
ADDICTION BLOG: The software is based on self-management, where people block their own access to websites and Problem Poker holds the key to entry. Do many people “relapse” and request access to gambling again. In these cases, what is your response?
PROBLEM POKER: It is our company policy, that once an individual, friend, family or medical provider signs up for an exclusion period, they are excluded period. We are contractually obligated to keep individuals from accessing gambling websites during their exclusion period. We do get phone calls and emails from individuals trying to have us send them an uninstall key. But typically we just remind them of the reason they signed up. Our Sponsorship Pal program assists in mitigating the gambler’s relapse by alerting friends, family or medical providers of any attempt to access gambling related websites.
Evidence suggests relapse of problem gambling is 3 to 4 times higher with Internet gamblers versus non-Internet gamblers. Relapse prevention is key in treating individuals with online gambling addictions. In today’s world, people need their computer for school and work, short of removing all access to computers in from their life, our software is a solution that works.
ADDICTION BLOG: A close family member has a problem with gambling. So, the first thing that I actually thought of was installing the software for them. In other words, trying to control someone else’s gambling with or without consent. Does this strategy work for family or loved ones of problem gamblers? What’s been your experience working with family or friends that buy the software for a gambling addict?
PROBLEM POKER: Yes, it works for medical providers, families and friends. The Sponsorship Pal program is an optional feature that is included with each purchased service subscription. During installation, a user is required to enter an email address of a “sponsor” of their choice. During browsing, if a user repeatedly attempts to access websites relating to online gambling, Problem Poker software will send a message to the sponsor notifying them of the attempt.
The sponsor may be a significant other, a friend, or a provider of addiction help services. This functionality may be used for identifying those who possess a progressive form of gambling addiction. We are currently working with wellness centers across the country, setting up out-patient relapse prevention programs; helping wellness keep track of their patients once they leave the facility and re-enter society.
ADDICTION BLOG: There are other gambling filters out there on the market. Some with a one-time licensing fee, others with an annual fee. But Problem Poker is a monthly subscription. What benefits does Problem Poker offer to users that justify the monthly fee?
PROBLEM POKER: We are in the process of reconfiguring our programs to an annual subscription model. When we first launched the Problem Poker we did not know if a gambler would self-exclude them self for extended periods of time; but after meetings with medical advisers we realized that gambling addiction is like alcohol addiction, you’re never cured but it can be controlled. Within the next 30 days we will switch to this new pricing plan as we reintroduce the product with some upgraded features and functions.
Problem Products is currently offering no change limited time subscriptions as a community service until April 30, 2012. These no charge software subscriptions for Problem Poker software are fully functional products . This offer extends to any gambler who’s willing to take the proactive first step towards freedom of their addiction to online gambling. Friends, family or concerned individuals can also take advantage of this offer. This limited time offer is for new users, and only available to the first 500 individuals that complete an online registration form.
ADDICTION BLOG: Have you gotten feedback from the 12 step community and Gambler Anonymous on the software? I understand that 12 step groups usually do not officially have no opinion about outside matters, but have you received any anecdotes or quotes from GA sponsors who receive email alerts when sponsees try to gamble?
PROBLEM POKER: Many of our users also participate in 12 step programs. We believe that individuals trying to overcome gambling addiction must use all available tools; our products are a very important tool when used in conjunction with other addictive compulsive programs.
ADDICTION BLOG: Is there anything else that you’d like to add?
PROBLEM POKER: The Mayo Clinic’s recommendations for treating gambling problems are:
“There’s no proven way to prevent a gambling problem from occurring or recurring. But if you have risk factors for compulsive gambling, avoiding gambling in any form… Getting treatment at the earliest sign of a problem may help prevent a gambling disorder from becoming worse.”
Problem Products is dedicated to helping and we believe individuals suffering from online gambling addiction, need treatment promptly. They need immediate responsiveness, and also they need prevention assistance immediately. The ability to download and install Problem Poker software is a necessary step in rehabilitation. Seriously, we are here to help them help themselves.
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Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
The internet is a fantastic feat of human achievement. However, it has the potential to damage your child’s psyche permanently. Studies have shown that children who are exposed to porn from a very young age can address developmental issues later in life. In this modern age, children as young as eight or nine often visit porn sites. It has left parents looking for ways how to block porn sites and other adult content completely.
The internet is all-pervasive in modern life, so if you want to block bad websites completely, you will have to secure all your children’s devices, whether they are PCs, laptops, tablets, Macs, Android phones or iPhones. There are many ways to do this for each device; some are easier than others. This article will guide you through the easiest ways to secure your children’s devices. We will also review the effectiveness of various methods.1Turn on Google SafeSearch to Block Porn Sites
1.2Mobile Devices: How to Enable Safe Mode
2Keep Your Web Clean Using DNS Services
3Install Parental Control Apps to Block All Pornography from Any Device
Turn on Google SafeSearch to Block Porn Sites
You can block porn sites from Google search by merely enabling Safe Search settings. When switched on, Safe Mode will block adult websites effectively. Enabling parental control settings in your browser can prove helpful as well.
PC and Mac: How to Enable SafeSearch in Google
1. Head to Google and search for something.
2. On the search results page, find “Settings”.
3. Select “Search Settings”.
4. Put a checkmark next to “Turn on SafeSearch”.
5. Click on Lock SafeSearch.
6. Sign in with your Google account and confirm.
Once you have enabled this feature, you can lock it into the “Strict” mode using your Google account. That means children cannot change the settings without your Google account.
Mobile Devices: How to Enable Safe Mode
Google’s safe mode designed to keep porn from appearing in the search results. If your child types the URL of porn sites directly, it will not be blocked. Your child can quickly get around this by using a different browser or merely choosing a different search engine, such as Bing or Yahoo.
iOS Google Mobile App
1. Open the Google App
2. At the bottom right, tap “More”.
3. Tap “Settings”.
4. Select “General”.
5. Select “Search Settings”.
6. Switch on “Filter explicit results”.
7. Tap “Save”.
Android Google Mobile App
The Google Android mobile app works pretty in the same way as the iOS version above. The only difference lies in the interface. All you need to do is to open the Google App → tap “More“→ select “Settings” → switch on “SafeSearch Filter.”
Keep Your Web Clean Using DNS Services
One easy way to block porn sites on most devices is by changing your DNS (Domain Name System). A DNS server translates words into numbers that can be read by computers. It links your device to the rest of the internet. By selecting a family-friendly DNS instead of your standard DNS, you can filter out adult content.
IP Addresses of Popular Clean DNS Providers
If you want to use a family-friendly DNS server, all you need is to replace your DNS with one of these IPs.
The Clean Browsing Family-Level DNS IP
The Clean Browsing Family-Level DNS will block adult, pornographic, or explicit websites. It will also block VPNs or proxy domains. Reddit, Imgur, and other mixed content sites are also blocked. Commonly used sites such as Google, Bing, and YouTube are automatically set to Safe Mode.
The Clean Browsing Adult-Level DNS IP
The Clean Browsing Adult-level DNS is a more ‘liberal’ configuration. It will block explicit, adult, or porn sites. However, sites like Reddit or Imgur are not blocked. Google and Bing are still set to Safe Mode, while YouTube is not restricted. Speaking of which, you can block particular YouTube channels instead.
The OpenDNS Family Shield DNS IP
The OpenDNS Family Shield DNS will block adult content, including “Pornography,” “Tasteless,” and “Sexuality.” It will also block VPNs and proxy servers. It can also block phishing websites and certain types of malware.
Wi-Fi: How to Block Porn on Your Wireless Router
Most of your family’s internet will probably come from Wi-Fi. You, as an adult and parent, are responsible for everything that occurs on your network, no matter who is using it. Blocking porn on your router will keep most of your devices safer. You will need to access the router’s dashboard and change the DNS to a safe one there. Make sure the panel is secured with a password so nobody can change the DNS back. This is how it’s done:
1. Open the settings for your router.
The preferences are usually set in your browser, via URLs like http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1. Alternatively, settings may be changed with the help of an application on your PC that came with the router.
Tip: This step may require a login and a password. If you don’t know them, check the underside of your router for this data, or try entering “admin” for both login and password.
If you changed login and password at some point and can’t remember them now – reset your router to defaults by pressing the “Reset” button.
2. Choose the DNS server settings.
Look for letters “DNS” and a field with two or three sets of numbers, each broken into four groups of one to three digits.
3. Enter the OpenDNS server addresses as your DNS server settings and press “Apply”.
Before you do this, make sure to write down your current settings. Put in the following:
4. Flush your DNS cache.
5. Check if the Settings are saved.
Android: Restrict Porn Access by Changing DNS
Changing your DNS settings on Android is very easy. Follow these simple steps to block porn sites on Android:
1. Tap Settings on the Android Menu home screen.
2. Tap Wi-Fi on the menu.
3. Long press the Network that you are connected to.
4. Tap Modify Network.
5. Select “Advanced.“
6. Adjust IP settings from DHCP to Static.
7. Add DNS resolvers from one of the Clean DNS Providers above.
8. Save your settings.
For more information on how to change your DNS for Android, visit the OpenDNS website.
PC (Windows 7, 10): Remove Access to Adult Content on the Computer by Changing DNS
Changing your DNS to a family-friendly one is quite easy. Follow these steps:
1. Right-click the Start button or hit the Windows key.
2. Select “Network Connections”.
3. Click on Ethernet, then Change adapter options.
4. Right-click on your network connection and select Properties.
5. Click on ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)‘.
6. Click Properties and add the Safe DNS servers we mentioned earlier in this article.
7. Click “OK” and close everything.
8. Flush your DNS.
To make sure the new settings take effect immediately, flush both the browser cache and your web browser’s cache.
The OpenDNS website has a complete guide on how to block porn on PC (Windows 10/7) by setting up a family-friendly DNS.
iOS: Block Adult Websites on the iPhone and iPad by Changing DNS
Changing DNS settings for an iOS 11 device and later is quite easy.
This guide will teach you how to block porn websites on iPhone and iPad without installing iPhone parental controls:
1. Tap Settings from the home screen.
2. Tap ‘Wi-Fi’ and make sure it is enabled.
3. Click the i-symbol.
4. Tap the Configure DNS field.
5. Select Manual.
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6. Delete the current DNS servers.
7. Replace the DNS servers with servers listed above.
For more information on how to change DNS for iOS, visit the OpenDNS website.
macOS: Change DNS on Mac to Block Porn Sites
If you want to block porn sites on a Mac, using DNS is an easy solution. For OS X Yosemite, El Capitan, or later, use these instructions:
1. Click on “System Preferences”.
2. Click on “Network”.
3. Select your connection.
4. Click Advanced.
6. Select the DNS tab and add DNS servers from the list above.
7. Click OK.
8. Flush cache to make sure your changes take place immediately.
Now you know how to block porn on Mac with Yosemite, El Capitan, or later macOS versions. If you want to change DNS on older versions of macOS, we suggest visiting the OpenDNS website.
How Effective Is Changing Your DNS for Blocking Porn?
Changing your DNS server is highly effective for blocking most types of porn. Most porn sites, especially the large ones, are listed in the database these servers maintain. Smaller, more obscure porn sites may slip through the cracks in their net, though the chance is little your child will be actively seeking out dubious sites. On the other hand, there are different types of pornographic websites or sexual content that DNS does not block.
Pornhub: If you’re trying to block Pornhub using DNS settings on your computer, it will, most likely, take no effect. If you’re using Safari or an iPhone — the chances are looking better. But still:
- Typing “pornhub” into the address bar, you’ll immediately get the “server cannot be found” message. But when you hit the back button, then go forward again, it opens like nothing even happened.
- The Pornhub video previews on Yandex cannot be blocked as well. Parents should add Yandex to the “Never Allow” list if your target person has an iPhone.
- Almost none of the browsers (even with Clean Browsing activated) blocks Pornhub and inappropriate content, running in incognito mode.
Instagram & Snapchat: Communication and social media apps such as Instagram and Snapchat contain large amounts of sexual and even pornographic content. Many pornographic actors and actresses maintain Instagram accounts full of sexual photos. Most also have Snapchat accounts they use to share photos and videos with their fans.
Remember that Snapchat does not filter out pornographic content. These chat apps form an even more significant risk than porn sites since they can also be used for sexting. Cyberbullies, trolls, and online predators also frequent them.
For now, DNS settings offer no definitive solution to block Pornhub on all devices or to filter out inappropriate content on Instagram and Snapchat.
Luckily, Snapchat parental controls do.
Install Parental Control Apps to Block All Pornography from Any Device
If you want to monitor your child’s online behavior, we suggest downloading a Parental control app. Parental control apps have the added benefit that they allow you to know and choose what type of content your child is viewing. They can monitor chat apps and give you a list of sites your child is visiting. They also feature geolocation, meaning you will know where your child is at any given moment. To use this type of app, you will need to buy the software from the provider’s website and install it on the device you wish to monitor.
mSpy: Top Parental Control App
mSpy is a parental control software with more than 20 features. It will allow you to monitor and even control a target device without the phone’s user ever knowing.
It can block porn or any other website category and restrict internet access. The software allows you to block access to websites that may contain inappropriate content: 18+ materials, racism, drug usage, violence, etc.
Be sure your children are not on the wrong side of the internet and visit questionable websites. mSpy is available for Android and iPhone and is the only parental control app for non-jailbroken iPhones.
Filter adult websites and inappropriate applications
Notify parents when explicit words are used on a child’s phone
Capture every stroke on the device via Keylogger
Track location and set up geofencing
Manage phone’s settings remotely
Read all messaging apps
Restrict calls & contacts
Monitor internet history
Hoverwatch: Free Phone Tracker for Parents
Hoverwatch is an excellent parental control app for up to 25 devices that works with Android, Windows, and Mac.
It sends information on the phone’s location and activities to your online account; the target phone’s user won’t know it is there.
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The app also has features to prevent your children from visiting undesirable and inappropriate websites. The provider even offers a fully functional free version of the phone tracker for Android smartphones. Hoverwatch can:
Block porn sites, adult content, and unwanted apps
Make screenshots from target phone’s screen
Track browsing history and social media
Monitor phone’s location
Record and log calls
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Keeping your kids safe is the ultimate goal of any parent. Google Safe Mode is a handy feature, though it only blocks porn from search results. Changing your DNS is a convenient and free way to block porn sites from most of your devices. However, it is not 100% effective. If you want full security, making sure your children do not receive porn or sexual content through Snapchat, Instagram, or anywhere else, we suggest one of the parental control apps above.