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How To Set Up Firefox Parental Controls

What Is Mozilla Firefox? 

Mozilla Firefox is an independent web browser that is not associated with a software manufacturer like Microsoft or Apple. However, it is still one of the most popular browsers out there, was first released in 2012. The best part is, it’s free! 

Privacy in the digital world is a huge concern for many people, especially parents, who are online. The great thing about Firefox is that it’s owned by a non-profit, not by Google or Apple. The company does not collect people’s personal data to use for tailoring ads or to sell to third parties. Firefox even has Tracking Protection to make sure that websites are not tracking it’s users. 

Firefox Parental Control Add-Ons

Unlike other web browsers, Firefox does not have built-in parental controls. Instead, there are add-ons available that make blocking access to particular websites simple and easy.  

Search for parental control add-ons within Firefox by going to the Firefox homepage, and clicking on Add Ons. Simply search for “Parental Control” in the search bar and many options will come up. 

Some of the most popular add-ons for parental controls on Firefox are Parental Control: Family Friendly Filter, Torrent Control, and FoxFilter. BlockSite is another add-on that specializes in blocking particular websites. Porn Blocker is an add-on that stops inappropriate content by blocking access to porn websites for the kids that are using the browser. 

You are able to install multiple add-ons, so try a few and see which works best for you and your family. The best part is that most of these add-ons are free! It can be helpful to search through the reviews to figure out which ones other parents recommend.  

Keeping Kids Safe On The Firefox Browser

Though Firefox does not have built-in parental controls, it has many add-ons that can be used to help kids stay safe while they are browsing the internet. Parents have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to internet safety, and Firefox has the tools to help prevent them from accessing inappropriate content and sites. Plus, it’s also one of the best web browsers for keeping a user’s private data secure. 

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