Do you use Google Chrome as the main browser on your PC and would you like some sites not to be displayed, maybe when the PC is in the hands of minors? There are many ways to block a site on Chrome, some simpler and others a little more advanced. In this guide I will show you all the methods to block one or more internet sites on Chrome, so that you can use the one you think is best for your needs.
How to prevent access to a website on Chrome
The easiest way to block a site on Chrome is to use an extension designed for the purpose. One of the most effective certainlyBlock Site, you can add it by going to the following link.
LINK |Block Site
After installing this extension on Chrome you can block a website that you don't want to be visited using the button in the contextual menu (right click on a point on the web page > Block Site) or by clicking the extension icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome window and selecting the item Add site to add the site you want to block.In the app settings you can also activate an automatic filtering system for adult content, so you don't have to enter them manually (a default list of sites to be blocked will be constantly updated).
Another free extension you can use to block sites with Chrome StayFocusd, designed to keep employees at work focused by blocking specific sites that can lead to distraction, but can also be extended to domestic use. The extension can be installed from the following link.LINK |StayFocusd
Once the extension is installed, you can configure it using the same button on the right, setting a maximum block timer or (in the most extreme cases) definitively blocking a site, which will no longer be shown (it will be impossible to access it).
Another valid Chrome extension to block sites Site Blocker, which allows you to block a website by choosing various available criteria. To install the extension, go to the link below that takes you to the extension page on the Chrome Web Store and click on the button add.LINK |Site Blocker
You can block a specific site permanently or by choosing a specific time frame in which you want the site to be blocked. You can also block sites by categories in order to prevent sites that talk about a particular topic from being accessible. Another useful option is blocking sites by keyword, thanks to this function a website will be blocked if there is a keyword you entered. . Obviously there is a whitelist section in which to insert the url of the sites you want to never be blocked.
Other methods to block sites on Chrome
The extension method can be effective against people who do not have great computer skills, so they will take the block effect as good. If you find yourself in front people with some computer skills (or good at searching Google for a way to get around them) you can't rely on extensions to block browsing on some sites. In this part of the guide you will find definitely safer and more advanced methods to block sites on Chrome or any other browser.
Parental control program
There are many programs that offer tools to help you monitor and monitor internet usage. Most programs offer only paid solutions, some to allow you to use essential features even in free mode. Among the programs that offer free parental control functions I suggest Qustodio. The program available for operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Kindle. To be able to use it first you need to create an account for free on the program website. The account created will be used to manage the features offered.
With the free version of Qustodio you can set rules that you can also plan to make them active only on certain days and / or times. Another feature is that of blocking pornographic sites and other inappropriate contents. The advanced features are available only in the paid version.
DNS with security features
A good alternative for blocking sites without installing programs or extensions is the use of DNS with protection features, which can then block sites while typing on search engines or requesting connection from the address bar.
DNS can block (upon request) certain categories of sites or block a customized list of sites are as follows:
It will be enough to configure the DNS in the respective pages (it may be necessary to create an account in order to better configure the DNS) and use the DNS servers provided inside the router that serves the house or individual devices, so as to block access to the sites from Chrome but also on other browsers.