ExperienceIQ: Enhanced Parental Controls give you the ability to set profiles, add filters, create time limits, and view network usage.
Using the Filters feature within the Enhanced Parental Controls service can help you control the type of content your child is exposed to on the Internet. Within the app, locate Parental Controls and tap the Filters button. On the top, you’ll see three sections labeled – Content, Application, and Website.
The Content filter prevents users from accessing entire sections of the Internet – keeping them from viewing things like pornographic and gambling websites, sites featuring violent content, and P2P/File Sharing sites. Once the item is checked, the app will refresh, and the filter has been applied.
You can also apply Safe Search (Google and Bing) along with YouTube Restrictions at the profile level by selecting the boxes at the top.
NOTE: Individual websites are categorized into the following groups for content restriction purposes. While this does not represent all categories imaginable, it is the set that represents some of the most common groups parents wish to restrict. Cloud services and automation are responsible for analyzing and categorizing websites focusing on the most commonly seen sites. Users can always block a specific site if it has not been categorized yet by using the website filter option.
In the next tab, you’ll find the application section. Here, you can ban or allow a profile to access specific applications. For example, if your child has a friend visiting who needs to get homework done, you can ban a gaming application from connecting to the Internet during the visit. You can do this with other applications like Steam, Discord, Skype, and Minecraft. Once the app has been added to the list, you can remotely toggle it on or off whenever you choose or set a daily time limit for that application. Simply start typing to see if the application is available to block.
In the third section, you have the option to ban or allow specific websites. For example, if you notice that a user is spending too much time browsing specific sites, you can add the URL to block it. Once added, just like in the previous section, you can allow or block the site remotely at any time.
As you can see, it’s simple and easy to create filters for your network.
NOTE: You will NOT receive a notification for every type of content that is blocked as it could result in constant notifications to your phone.