Many parents worry about kids spending too much time on social media like YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram, and others. There are a lot of hacks that teenagers and even pre-teenagers have invented over time: see this article for the details.
Yes, it is possible if you have purchased a wifi router with so-called “parental controls” built-in. These models usually cost a bit more (around $100 comparing to $20-$50 routers that do not have this feature).
Some of the popular Wi-fi routers with built-in parental controls:
Yes, you can do it if you have a router with a “URL Filter” or “Block Websites” filtering feature. To block a website (or web address) from being accessible you need to do the following on this router:
by default. Password is usually
. But if it does not work then check your wifi router for a sticker with the admin password on it.
Here is the list of URLs you need to add if you want to block YouTube, Tik Tok, and Instagram:
youtube.com yt.com instagram.com tiktok.com tiktokv.com musical.ly
You can block any additional website by adding more domains to this list.
After saving you may need to wait until your router restarts. Then try to run a mobile app for TikTok, Instagram, or Youtube to check if the block was successful. Usually, blocking makes the app “hang” and the website open forever.
Yes, you can block selected websites on the selected computer by modifying a special file called
in Windows. This file represents the list of short rules for anything that is opened on the Internet on this specific Windows computer.
To block TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram on Windows 10 computer please do the following:
0.0.0.0 youtube.com 0.0.0.0 yt.com 0.0.0.0 instagram.com 0.0.0.0 tiktok.com 0.0.0.0 tiktokv.com 0.0.0.0 musical.ly
In this article, you’ve learned how to block Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube on your Wifi and on your desktop computer. Please remember that these blocks can be removed if someone (for example, your kids) is going into the router admin panel or into the settings of the computer.