Windows 10: Microsoft Family Not Blocking Entire Website If Specific Links Allowed

Discus and support Microsoft Family Not Blocking Entire Website If Specific Links Allowed in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have a problem now which seemed to work before. I have blocked YouTube.com from my child’s account and disabled all other browsers except Microsoft... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by DS_9999, May 21, 2020 at 10:02 AM.

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    Microsoft Family Not Blocking Entire Website If Specific Links Allowed


    I have a problem now which seemed to work before. I have blocked YouTube.com from my child’s account and disabled all other browsers except Microsoft Edge.


    Due to his school assignments, from time to time he needs to be able to watch specific educational videos. What used to happen is he would send me a permission request, which I would grant and that link would be in the allowed websites. He would then be allowed to watch that while still be prevented from clicking on any related videos. This was how it worked a few months ago.


    Lately, something changed and now if he clicks on a related video, he is able to watch it, or any video he sesrches within YouTube. He’s only disallowed if he types in a YouTube link in his address bar or from another search engine.


    I have already applied the most recent Windows Update settings and synched Microsoft Family Account features.


    TLDR: How can we block entire website while allowing specific links or pages only? This seemed to work before.

    :)
     

  2. Query about allowing or blocking specific websites in family safety

    Hello Chin,

    We realize your requirement in this regard.

    Yes, once you unblock a website, your child will be able to access that particular website without any restrictions. You need to block it back, if your child don't want to access it.

    There's a lot of great things to learn about on the Internet, but also lots of things you don't want your kids to stumble on. Turn on web browsing limits if you want to block sites that provide adult content, or to allow or block individual websites or webpages
    by using their web addresses or URLs. For young children, you can set up web browsing limits so they can only visit a small number of sites that you specifically allowed.

    To set up web browsing limits


    • Sign in to
      family on the Microsoft account website
      .

    • Select the child you want to turn on web browsing limits for.

    • Select Web browsing, and switch Block inappropriate websites from
      Off to On.

      Now, adult content is blocked and SafeSearch is on when your child uses the most common search engines.

    • If you want your child to only see websites you've explicitly allowed, check the box next to
      Only see websites on the allowed list.

    To allow or block specific websites


    • Sign in to
      family on the Microsoft account website
      .

    • Select the child you want to turn on web browsing limits for.

    • Select Web browsing.

    • To add a site to their allow list, go to Always allow these and enter the
      URL of a website you want to allow.

    • To add a site to their block list, go to Always block these and enter the
      URL of a website you want to block.

    Keep posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, May 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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  3. How to block a specific app using family settings

    Hi,

    Blocking specific apps is possible with the Microsoft Account's Family Safety Feature. To block a specific application on your child's account, it is a requirement that the app must be used by your child, so that it will appear in under the Recent Activity
    list. For your child's security, you can log in as the child and launch the app to satisfy this requirement.

    Follow these steps to successfully block specific applications:

    • Visit the Microsoft Family website and then sign in your Microsoft Account.
    • Click the account of the child that you want to block from using an app.
    • Select Recent Activity.
    • Click to ensure that Activity Reporting is turned on.
    • Scroll down and look for Apps & Games.
    • Choose the apps that you want to block on your child's account.
    • Click Block to block usage of the app.

    If further assistance is needed, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
     
  4. Microsoft Family Not Blocking Entire Website If Specific Links Allowed

    Microsoft Family will not block Facebook

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    The current design of Family Safety web filtering is to block the exact name of the website that you added to your blocked list and it doesn't matter if they use http or https when accessing the website as long as the name of the
    website is listed it will still be blocked by Family Safety.

    Please provide additional information to help you better.

    1) Have you tried accessing the blocked website using either of these parameters http:// or https:// and see some difference?

    2) Are you managing the Family safety settings through the Family safety website or through the control panel?

    3) If you are using the website, what level of web filtering restrictions did you apply?

    If the web filtering restriction level is set to ‘Warn on adult’, it will allow all websites but only shows a warning when an adult website is visited. I would suggest you to set the web filtering level to either ‘Online communication’
    or ‘General interest’ or ‘Designed for Children’ filters which will block all adult website. Refer to these steps:

    a) Log into the Family safety website (https://familysafety.microsoft.com/
    ).

    b) Click on the child account and click on ‘Web filtering’ in the left pane.

    c) Click on “restriction level’ and choose the appropriate filter.

    If you are managing Family safety through control panel, then follow these steps:

    a) Press Windows key + F, set the search filter to settings.

    b) Type ‘Family safety’ and click on the Family safety tile.

    c) Click on the child account and then click on the ‘Set web filtering’.

    d) Choose the appropriate filter.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, May 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM
    #4
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