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Discus and support Win 10 family group content filter not working not blocking websites in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I'm using family group content filter on win 10. However the content filter is not working properly on my kid's computer. I guess it's because I didn't... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by timmy[][], Oct 18, 2020 at 6:02 AM.

  1. timmy[][] Win User

    Win 10 family group content filter not working not blocking websites


    I'm using family group content filter on win 10. However the content filter is not working properly on my kid's computer. I guess it's because I didn't input the url correctly.

    for example, after I put 'youtube.com' in the box and click the 'add' button under the 'block' section, only the 'youtube.com' is added under the list but it's not blocked on my kid's computer. in this case, I can click on the website url on the list and it'll take me to youtube. Don't know if it's not blocking because it's not saved or synced, so I tried to refresh.

    but after I refreshed the page, an automatically added 'http://' appears in front of 'youtube.com' on the list. And now when I click the website url on the list, it'll take me to 'http://http//youtube.com' which does not make any sense. I don't know if that's the reason why it's not blocking youtube because it's actually blocking the wierd url of 'http://http//youtube.com'.

    Please tell me what should I put into the box or if there's anything else which causes this problem?

    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
  2. Geethu B Win User

    Issue with filtering websites in Family Safety

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with filtering websites in Family Safety.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:

    1. Incorrect Family Safety settings.

    2. Web filtering is not setup correctly.

    Try the steps listed here:



    I suggest you to refer the article and check if you have setup web filtering correctly or not.

    Filter inappropriate apps and games on Windows 10

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
  3. Geethu B Win User
    Unable to filter the entire website under Family Safety

    Hi Raj,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with filtering websites in Family Safety.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:


    • Incorrect Family Safety settings.

    • Web filtering is not setup correctly.
    Try the steps listed here:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to refer the article and check if you have setup web filtering correctly or not.

    How do I prevent my child from seeing certain websites or chatting online?

    Filter inappropriate apps and games on Windows 10

    Method 2:

    If the issue persists, I suggest you to refresh Family Safety filter and check if it helps.

    How do I refresh the Family Safety Filter?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/family-safety-filter-faq

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
  4. Win 10 family group content filter not working not blocking websites

    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, Oct 18, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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