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How to block porn on an android phone

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allegretto Thu 16-Mar-17 13:18:43

I have just switched from apple to android and have a Samsung phone. I have never had this problem before! I was using my phone to look things up in an online dictionary for DD when we were doing homework and I got redirected to a porn site with really horrible photos right from the very first page. angry Can I stop this from happening? Thanks.

frazzled3ds Thu 16-Mar-17 13:22:56

Were you using wifi or mobile data? If it's wifi, you may be able to set parental controls on the router to restrict access to certain sites, there may be a similar function with mobile data though I'm not sure. If you google the phone you have there will be a user manual on line for it somewhere which may have further info on settings to adjust to restrict access to certain types of content.

allegretto Thu 16-Mar-17 13:26:45

It's wifi so I'll look into that, thanks. What I don't understand was I wasn't trying to look at that site - I was trying to look up something on a genuine dictionary site - does that sound like a virus, or can that happen?

frazzled3ds Thu 16-Mar-17 13:45:49

The site may well have had something lurking in it that caused the issue, a virus or some kind of malware thingy (not too sure how all that works though!)

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