A free option for a good content filtering service for your home?

We live in a world where inappropriate content is just a click and a tap away.  Just wait until your kid becomes of age where they start to consume the internet, you may find yourself looking for options for content filtering.  (Thank goodness my kid is not there yet, but its inevitable).  There is many free and paid options available, but here is one that is both free  and easy if you’re don’t need fancy reporting or analytics.

It’s a filtered DNS service provided by CleanBrowsing.org and the idea is to update your DHCP server in your home (typically the router or firewall in an average home) to use one of their filtered DNS servers.  You can also manually set devices such as a cell phone to use their filtered DNS service so that content is filtered in and outside your home.

They offer other free and paid services for your consumption so check them out!


Family Filter

Blocks access to all adult, pornographic and explicit sites. It also blocks proxy and VPN domains that are used to bypass the filters. Mixed content sites (like Reddit) are also blocked. Google, Bing and Youtube are set to the Safe Mode.
IPv4 address185.228.168.168 and
IPv6 address2a0d:2a00:1:: and 2a0d:2a00:2::

Adult Filter

Blocks access to all adult, pornographic and explicit sites. It does not block proxy or VPNs, nor mixed-content sites. Sites like Reddit are allowed. Google and Bing are set to the Safe Mode.
IPv4 address185.228.168.10 and
IPv6 address2a0d:2a00:1::1 and 2a0d:2a00:2::1

Security Filter

Blocks access to phishing, malware and malicious domains. It does not block adult content.
IPv4 address185.228.168.9 and
IPv6 address2a0d:2a00:1::2 and 2a0d:2a00:2::2

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