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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?

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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
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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.

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Re: VPN making child safe ineffective

is it possible to lock down user permissions to stop vpn use or changing dns if so how
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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

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