Add a Custom Rule for a Website in a Web Browser

Applies to: Premium Members in Australia and New Zealand
Please note: May not be available in the US

Article type: Advanced options

See also, How to Block a Website in the iOS App? or How to Block a Website in the Android App?

From  a computer:

  1. In a web browser, go to https://portal.familyzone.com
  2. Sign in as a Parent
  3. Select Settings > Age profile controls
  4. Select an age group
  5. Select Websites
  6. Select ADD WEBSITE
  7. Paste or type in the web address
    Do not include the http:// or https://
    Do not include any additional characters like / ? or the text following those characters
  8. Leave the Routine time red to block
    Or, select until the Routine time is blue to unblock during Play, Study, School, or Sleep time
  9. Select SAVE

You are done. All Family members in that age group will not be able to access the website if the Routine time was set to red. The website is blocked if all Routine times were set to red.

How long does it take for the changes to take effect?

Changes take around 30 seconds to take effect.  

Can I change the rules after I’ve made them?

Yes, once the website is listed you can change the rule simply by toggling between blocked (red) and allowed (blue) for the different access periods.  Changes will automatically save. 

How do I know which Age Profile my child is in?

You can see what age profile your child is in from their user dashboard accessed by going Users > Family then selecting on your child.

What times are the different access periods?

The times for the different access periods are set in your child’s routine.

Can I remove a website?

Yes, simply select the red X icon next to the website you want to remove.

Can I block specific apps like Facebook in this section?

No, most apps use Content Delivery Networks consisting of IP addresses rather than human-readable addresses.  This makes them much harder to block. Check out the other sections of the Internet filtering & rules to see what apps you can control.