How To Block Certain Websites from Children ?

There are multiple reasons why you, as a parent, might want to block websites from your child. The most obvious one is that you do not want your child exposed to adult content websites.
Nowadays children are addicted to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc. Due to this they are affected by various health problems and their studies are also affected. If you want your children not to open a particular website, you can easily block that site. Here I have given a trick on how to block websites without any software.

To block websites on your home computer without investing in expensive software, here’s the trick (for Windows PCs)
Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Now type the following text in that Run box:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
Step 2:Double-click hosts, and select Notepad when Windows prompts you to choose a program. If you don't get the prompt, or if the hosts file opens in another program, open Notepad (Start, All Programs, Accessories, Notepad), and then navigate to hosts by clicking File, Open within Notepad. 
Place the cursor at the end of the last line, which will say something such as '127.0.0.1 localhost' or '::1 localhost'. Press Enter to create a new line. 
Type 127.0.0.1, tap the spacebar once, and then type the address of a website you want to block. For example, to block all traffic from YouTube, type 127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com on this line. 
Continue to add the websites you wish to block, each prefaced with 127.0.0.1 and a space
  Click File, Save to commit to your changes. Dismiss any warnings from antimalware software, which may be triggered by your editing of the hosts file.
Close any open browser windows, and then reopen a browser to test your edits. The blocked sites should not display in any browser.  
You can block as many websites as you like with the above technique. If you want to remove the ban later, open the same file as mentioned in Step 1 and delete the above lines. 
 
 

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