5 Ways to Block Adults Websites in Google Chrome 2020

2019-12-26 22:58:17 / Posted by Peter William to Utility Follow @ Peter

Teenagers are in a period of physical growth and mental shaping. Similar to alcohol and drug abuse addiction, they could easily get addicted to adults websites just out of curiosity. For security reasons, you'd better take measures to keep them away from pornographic and sexually explicit content online. In this article, we will figure out how to how to block adults websites in Google Chrome, with or without a porn blocker for Chrome.

Turn Google SafeSearch on

SafeSearch, one of the Google Chrome parental control settings, can help filter out inappropriate content (violent and adults websites, images, and videos included) on Chrome from your results. Despite not 100% accurate, SafeSearch plays a certain role in blocking adults websites in Google Chrome for immature audiences.

  1. Open the Google homepage.
  2. Click the “Settings” in the lower right corner.
  3. Choose “Search Settings” option from the pop-up menu.
  4. Check the “Turn on SafeSearch” box to enable SafeSearch filters.how to block porn on chrome with safesearch 01
  5. Click the “Lock SafeSearch” link to sign in your Google account, and then click on “Lock SafeSearch” button again to turn ON the lock.how to block porn on chrome with safesearch 02
  6. Back to Search setting and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

Once "Lock SafeSearch” is enabled, your kids have no chance to undo this Google Chrome parental control setting.

Add Adults Websites to the Zone- "Restricted sites"

Applies to Windows PC only

Besides turning on SafeSearch, adding restricted sites on Windows should be another easy solution to block adults websites in Google Chrome. But the drawback is that your children can revise your settings without a password or authorization.

  1. Open chrome://settings/ in your Chrome browser.
  2. Scroll to the advanced settings, and choose “Open proxy settings" under the system tab, which will bring up the "Internet Properties" dialog.
  3. Head over to "Security" tab > "Restricted sites" > "Sites", and a small window named "Restricted sites" will appear.
  4. Add all porn sites you intend to block on Chrome to the zone.
  5. Close the window of "Restricted sites" and click on "OK" to save your changes".add to restricted sites

How to Block Porn on Chrome Using Built-in Apps

#1. Parental Controls

Applies to OS X 10.7 Lion to OS X 10.14 Mojave

Parental Controls is a curated adult website blocker for Chrome that ensures you to shield your kids from explicit websites. Not only does it add porn websites to blacklist, but deny access to certain apps, which prevents kids from getting distracted.

  1. Run System Preferences app on Mac and choose Parental Controls preferences pane.
  2. Click the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the window, and enter the password to authenticate your identity. Note: if it’s your first time to use Parental Controls for Chrome, create a new user account and convert it to a parental controls account.
  3. Select the "Web" tab at the top of the Parental Controls dialog.
  4. Click the "Try to limit access to adult websites" option, and then navigate to "Customize...".block adults websites via parental controls app 01
  5. In the pop-up window, add inappropriate porn sites to the list of "Never allow these websites", and click on the “OK” button.block adults websites via parental controls app 02

#2. Screen Time

Applies to OS X 10.15 Catalina or later

Starting with macOS Catalina, Screen Time replaces the Parental Controls and Managed Accounts on Mac. Actually, the app was originally released on iOS 12. It can manage app limits, monitor screen time as well as block adults websites in Google Chrome or other browsers.

  1. Launch System Preferences software and click Screen Time.
  2. Select “Content & Privacy” from the left sidebar and turn it on.
  3. Choose “Content” tab > “Limit Adult Websites” > “Customize…”.block adults websites via screen time 01
  4. From the pop-up window, enter the URLs of adults websites to the “Restricted” section, and click “OK”.block adults websites via screen time 02

It works like Parental Controls. When enabling the “Limit Adult Websites” option, some adult content will be blocked on Google Chrome automatically.

The Best Way to Block Porn on Chrome with Professional Apps

#1. Cisdem AppCrypt

Applies to OS X 10.10 or above

Price: $29.99/lifetime license

Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac is a completely reliable and powerful program that assists you to filter the types of websites your kids may access online. You can block not just inappropriate websites about pornography, gambling, drugs, alcohol, suicide on Google Chrome, but also an unlimited number of desktop apps like Photo, Twitter, iTunes, Instagram & YouTube (client app), iMovie, Gmail, App Store, etc.

It’s an all-in-one app & website blocker that stops unhealthy content and improves your kids’ study productivity.

Step 1. Download, install, and launch Cisdem AppCrypt on Mac.

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Step 2. When you first run this porn blocker for Chrome, you will need to set a new password that is used to block or unblock websites and apps.

set a password

Step 3. Hit “WebBlock” on the top of the main interface to open up the “Preferences” window.

main interface

And then go to “WebBlock” tab. There are two options: Blacklist (the default one) and Whitelist. Directly click “+” to add adults websites you would like to block to the Blacklist.

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Tip 1. Record failed attempts to open blocked websites

Once the adults websites are blocked, your kids won’t be able to visit those explicit sites in Google Chrome. If they try to open the encrypted adults websites with wrong passwords, Cisdem porn blocker for Chrome will detect their unfriendly behaviors and leave evidence (such as capturing photos).

keep track

Tip 2. Unblock websites on Mac

If you block a website by mistake, you can disable the website blocking as well. Click the icon of AppCrypt in the top menu bar > choose "Disable WebBlock" > enter the password you’ve set. Alternatively, go back to "WebBlock" tab> select the website domain > click “-“ to remove it from the Blacklist.

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#2. FocusMe

Applies to Android, Windows, and Mac

Price: $8.99/monthly, $39.99/annual, $149.99/lifetime

FocusMe is a well-known solution to block adults websites in Google Chrome permanently or for a limited time. You can enable the "Block Porn Sites" plan to block the websites that have been added, or create a new blocking plan/profile and customize it as you want. But compared to Cisdem AppCrypt, it's a little bit expensive.

  1. Install FocusMe on your device and launch it.
  2. Click the “Add Plan” button on the upper right corner.add plan
  3. Give a name to your name plan and click “Next”.
  4. Click on “Blocked Selected Sites” > “Blacklist” > “Add Site”.block adults websites windows
  5. Choose “Custom” tab > add adults websites to the list > click “Done”.

To modify an existing plan like "Block Porn Sites", you can right-click the plan and choose “Edit Plan”, or click the vertical ellipsis on the right.

How to Block Adults Websites in Google Chrome via Extension

Block Site, a popular adult website blocker extension, lets you block porn on Chrome through a schedule or a “Work Mode timer.” You can set a password to encrypt blocked sites and receive a notification via email when someone uninstalls the Block Site extension.

  1. Search for the "Block Site" extension in the Chrome web store.
  2. Add it to your browser, and the extension's icon will show up on the top-right hand corner of your Chrome screen.
  3. Right-click the icon of Block Site and go to “Options”. It will open up the BlockSite panel.block adults websites via extension 01
  4. Hit "Block Sites" tab in the left panel, and specify the adults websites you need to block permanently or by schedule.block adults websites via extension 02

The "Block Adult Sites" feature is enabled by default, which can block partial explicit websites.

2 FAQs about Google Chrome Parental Controls

#1. Can I Still Enable "Supervised Users" Feature on Chrome?

Yes, you can apply the feature on Android and Chromebook with the help of the Family Link app.

Google decided to abandon "supervised users" since January 2018. Later, Google released a replacement- Family Link to manage your kids' browsing activity on Google Chrome. This new Chrome parental control solution can organize screen time, change app permission settings, block adults websites in Google Chrome, etc. But it's only available on Android and Chromebook, which is a piece of bad news for Mac, Windows and iOS users. And only a few countries can use it.

#2. How to Prevent Kids from Removing History in Chrome?

To prevent your children from secretly browsing pornographic websites, you can disable delete browsing history options on Chrome. Once you find that they have opened a porn site, you can accurately block the adults websites in Google Chrome they are following.

  1. Open Chrome and go to the three dots icon (⋮) at the top right corner.
  2. Click on "Settings" > "Advanced", and choose “Site Settings” under the “Privacy and security” tab.
  3. Select "Cookies and site data".
  4. Turn "Allow site to save and read cookie data" box on and uncheck the "Block third-party cookies" box.


As the main force of Internet users, teenagers are constantly being invaded by a lot of inappropriate content such as pornographic, cyber-bullying, violent, and predators on Google Chrome. Thus, it is necessary to defend your kids from various activities with Google Chrome parental controls or a porn blocker for Chrome. Hopefully, the methods introduced above do you a favor. If you want to know how to block adults websites in Google Chrome on Android, check the guide: block websites on Android.

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