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Chat blocked but whatsApp and Snapchat still working

When I first blocked chat sites on my settings, it stopped access to apps like WhatsApp and snapchat on connected phones (no mobile data). But this is no longer the case. Is this filter not working or do I need to do something else?
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Re: Chat blocked but whatsApp and Snapchat still working

VM's web filters are fairly basic. TBH I'm surprised they originally stopped apps connecting as thats a different proposition than stopping access through a web browser. A stand alone router with decent parental controls is your best bet, and even then its hit and miss.

Personally I go down the line of restricting all web access at certain times, combined with talking to my kids about appropriate use. Not saying its foolproof, but most "blocks" are pretty trivial to work around. Prohibition never works.


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Re: Chat blocked but whatsApp and Snapchat still working

There are a few recent posts mentioning issues with Web Safe and the forum team are aware of the issue (see here); either it cannot be turned off when on or the inverse

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Re: Chat blocked but whatsApp and Snapchat still working

Thanks for replies. 
I don't know what's changed, but apps are again blocked on mobiles. So I'm a happy parent. 

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