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Blocked Sites – Protecting Your Children From Inappropriate Content

By Taylor Larson

Some web sites can pollute a computer with adware, spyware and viruses — which usually leads to them becoming what is called blocked sites. While this is not so much a specification, it is something that must be set by a computer or network administrator. Web sites may also be blocked by an employer because it is deemed as inappropriate viewing from a business computer. For example, many employers choose to cut their employees off of gaming websites via the network because they are slacking off on the job.

One of the most, if not the most, commonly blocked type of media on the internet is pornography. Schools, parents, and employers alike usually block this. There is software available that allows you to choose which sites to block and which to allow. You can set it so that sites have to provide a certain amount of security related information to be useable.

Usually a site becomes blocked because information received for an administrator of the software security suite has issued the direction. To unblock a site the same administrator or someone with the same credentials can direct the software to allow the site. A lot of parents will set the software to block sites that have adult content under the child’s user account, and may have different setting for the adult users of the computer.

On the internet explorer web browser tool bar under options there is an internet options tab. This tab contains the security settings and an option to control which sites will be blocked. Blocked sites can be viewed under this tab as well. Viewing blocked sites under these options will help the administrator to also view what users have attempted to access.

Blocked sites are a necessity where children and computers gather. Most school systems have a list of websites that they do not allow the computers access to. Most children’s after school clubs that have computers as part of the after school setting also have a list of blocked sites that they do not allow the children to access. Many parents and employers are also intent on making sure certain sites are not accessed and these sites are not accessible.

Some websites are filtered from view for a reason. Utilizing software, you can keep your children from viewing certain web content. Filtered sites are one of a parent’s best friends in today’s wired world.

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Larson, Taylor "Blocked Sites – Protecting Your Children From Inappropriate Content." Blocked Sites – Protecting Your Children From Inappropriate Content. 24 Jun. 2010. 6 Nov 2014 <>.

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Larson, T (2010, June 24). Blocked Sites – Protecting Your Children From Inappropriate Content. Retrieved November 6, 2014, from

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