How to blacklist websites during the school day

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With Aptus Broadband you can monitor your family members online activities with the click of a button. You can now ensure your child can only visiting educational websites during school hours with the help of Aptus Broadband’s free parental features. 

Aptus Broadband also allows you to limit your child’s screen time as an extra free parental control feature on our router. In order to limit what sites your child has access to during school hours, you will need to create a user profile. 

Setting up your controls

Parental Controls are set-up using profiles which define the duration and times that internet use is allowed on certain devices on your Aptus home network.

The following profiles are already set-up in your FRITZ!Box 4040:

  • Standard: This is the default profile for all devices.
  • Blocked: These devices cannot access the Aptus internet connection at any time.
  • Unrestricted: these devices can always access the Aptus home network without restrictions.
  • Guest: This profile is adjustable to individual device

Creating a New Profile

  1. Connect your mobile phone to your Aptus home network
  2. Download the FRITZ!Box mobile app: Fritz!App for iOs or the Fritz!App for Android
  3. Enter the network password. Find this under the router. It enables you to configure the router from your mobile phone.
  4. When using the FRITZ!Box mobile app, click ‘internet’, then ‘filters’
  5. Click on the ‘Access profiles’ tab and then ‘New Access profile’.
  6. Enter a memorable and recognisable name for the user(s) or device(s) you wish to monitor using this profile. E.g. ‘Kids Devices’.
  7. The ‘period’ option specifies when internet access is allowed for the devices which will be added to this profile.
  8. Next is the ‘time budget’ option. This specifies the duration for which members of this profile are allowed to use the internet. For example, if you want devices belonging to children to access the internet for no more than 2 hours on a particular day (or days), this is where to do that. If all devices on that profile (E.g. ‘Kids Devices’) are meant to share the allocated time budget, then enable the option ‘shared budget’. Otherwise, each device will have internet access for the duration chosen.
  9. Enable ‘Use of guest access blocked’
  10. Limiting website access is the final step in creating a profile – and it’s optional. From here you can blacklist certain websites that these devices shouldn’t access.
  11. When you’re happy with your profile settings, click ‘ok’ to confirm the profile.

 

If you have difficulty with any of the steps provided here, please contact Aptus Support for assistance.

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