Menu
Reply
Highlighted
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Crazytownuk
Joining in
713 Views
Message 1 of 5
Flag for a moderator

VPN making child safe ineffective

I have been informed that if someone uses a VPN connection on my broadband that any child safe settings are ineffective. Is this correct?

Tags (4)
0 Kudos
Reply
  • 21.83K
  • 804
  • 3.14K
Superuser
Superuser
709 Views
Message 2 of 5
Flag for a moderator

Re: VPN making child safe ineffective

Corrent but using a vpn will bypass most filtering. if you ahve children that know how to use a vpn when they know how to get around filtering like childsafe
  • 12.72K
  • 1.62K
  • 3.76K
Superuser
Superuser
696 Views
Message 3 of 5
Flag for a moderator

Re: VPN making child safe ineffective


Crazytownuk wrote:

I have been informed that if someone uses a VPN connection on my broadband that any child safe settings are ineffective. Is this correct?


WebSafe is only a basic offering, you don't even have to go the lengths of getting a VPN client installed then finding provider service for it to connect it to. Just change the DNS on a device and voila, no WebSafe limitations.

______
Any opinions expressed by myself are entirely my own and do not represent Virgin Media in any way.
Addams Family Version-2.jpg
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
flemingianr
Tuning in
479 Views
Message 4 of 5
Flag for a moderator

Re: VPN making child safe ineffective

is it possible to lock down user permissions to stop vpn use or changing dns if so how
0 Kudos
Reply
  • 3.99K
  • 202
  • 897
cybmole
Community elder
469 Views
Message 5 of 5
Flag for a moderator

Re: VPN making child safe ineffective

in a windows PC yes, restrict users to a standard user account and password protect the admin account for your own use only. I am pretty sure that locks users out of changing network properties. it also has strong anti-malware benefits

for phones/ tablets- use the equivalent e,g, Kindle free time

PS  open DNS, with customisable family filters  - , is free and far better than child safe

0 Kudos
Reply