How to Block Websites by Category

If you are worried that your kids can stumble upon adult sites or that they spend too much time on social networks or surfing the Internet, when we recommend website blocking software that can block websites by category. Block 10 different website categories, blacklist disruptive websites or allow only the website on your list with HT Parental Controls.

How to Block Websites by Category Step by Step

If you want a simple and reliable solution to avoid adult sites, block certain websites and website categories on your computer, try HT Parental Controls. Choose from 10 categories or add specific websites to block. With HT Parental Controls, you can block any websites—social networking sites, online games, and much more. Blocking websites by category is very simple.

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  1. Download and install HT Parental Controls.
  2. Open the software and click Website Blocking.
  3. Click the website categories you want to block.

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Note! If some websites or keywords you want to ban are not blocked, just add them to the list of Banned Websites. In the opposite case, if some sites or keywords you wish to allow are blocked, simply add them to Allowed Websites.

With HT Parental Controls, you can block sites that contain adult content, violent content, give information on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, etc.

Adult / Pornography

Violent Content

Tobacco / Alcohol




Social Networks

Online Shopping

More Solutions to Block Sites

HT Parental Controls will silently work in the background reliably blocking all restricted content. It monitors your kid’s activity on the computer and automatically restricts them from visiting sites that you banned.

The software scans pages and compares their content with a built-in list of banned sites and words. It even blocks proxy sites that are used to bypass the filters. The software provides many solutions to block and limit unwanted content. With the software, you can:

Block websites by category

Block websites by URLs and keywords

Block all websites and allow only those trusted

Limit time on certain sites

Set a schedule for sites

Get report of all visited websites

This is only a small part of program features. Review all the features of HT Parental Controls

An additional option of HT Parental Controls is limiting the time a user may spend on certain sites rather than blocking them completely. Learn how to limit time on Facebook

  1. Go to the Website Limiting.
  2. Add websites to the list and select Limit.
  3. Specify Maximum Time Allowed and set the Schedule if needed.

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Reports of Visited Websites

In addition to blocking sites by category, the software provides you with reports of all visited websites and the time spent on each of them. If users try to visit restricted sites, you can view such attempts in reports as well. Such sites are marked in red, reasons why they were blocked by what categories or by your black-list are also indicated.

With reports, you can evaluate user web activities and be sure that inappropriate content is blocked.

Visited Websites

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Launched Applications

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Block websites by categories, keep your kids from seeing adult content and much more with HT Parental Controls.