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How to Block Porn on Chrome (simple steps)

How to block porn on Chrome:

Three-tiered approach: Chrome's SafeSearch features, the BlockerX Chrome browser extension, and full solution software like Covenant Eyes or BlockerX. You can try Covenant Eyes here or Blocker X.

Knowing how to block porn on Chrome needs to first start with the understanding that Chrome is just a browser - one of many, in fact - and that dealing with a browser alone does not mitigate all potential risk of exposure and/or temptation.

But before we get into the details, here's the short and simple answer, that will help you deal with blocking porn on Google Chrome specifically:

  • Use Chrome's built-in SafeSearch feature
  • Use the BlockerX Chrome browser extension
  • Use accountability software like Covenant Eyes or the full version of BlockerX

If you're looking for more comprehensive info on these resources, we've covered them in our best overall roundup.

Read more: Best porn blocking software overall

Step 1: Learn to use Chrome's SafeSearch

I won't get into all the details of SafeSearch, but you can read how to set it up here. This system is good, but the problem is that it's still controllable by the account holder, which would be you. Unless it's set up as a parental account by someone else, enabling safe search yourself won't really remove temptation.

You'll need to have a spouse or friend and use the buddy system. Have them set it up and then you'll need to make sure they're the only ones that know the passcode to disable it.

To be clear, relying on the browser features alone is a very imperfect system.

We'd recommend pairing that with some additional safeguards.

Step 2: Add the BlockerX Chrome browser extension

The BlockerX browser extension is easy to add to Chrome, and uses the accountability partner method to make sure you don't uninstall it. If you uninstall the extension (or Chrome itself), your accountability partner will be notified. 

You can block specific keywords and websites, which a lot of people also use for simply eliminating distracting sites like social media or YouTube.

It also has a real-time filtering feature.

You can set it to work in incognito mode as well.

Step 3: Configure the rest of BlockerX

BlockerX Home Page

We'd recommend a paid BlockerX account, and we do not even partner with them. They're just a great tool for blocking porn on Chrome, along with other browsers and devices.

They're a comprehensive solution with safeguards for desktops, phones, and tablets.

We'd recommend the premium version which gives you unlimited blocking for specific websites and keywords. It also lets you block across all browsers, which mitigates a ton of issues and deals with more than just Chrome. They even have motivational tools like measuring streaks and tracking lifestyle improvements.

The browser extension is certainly adequate to handle Chrome, and particularly good for a Chrome book.

However, we like the full solution as the final nail in the porn coffin. 

Are other browsers better for avoiding porn?

The browser you choose doesn't really matter when it comes to avoiding porn.

Covenant Eyes has a mobile browser that includes filtering and accountability, which you can use while blocking other apps on your phone that Covenant Eyes can't track.

It's similar to how BlockerX works.

But from the big league names of internet browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Duck Duck Go, etc.), there aren't a ton of differences when it comes to dealing with pornography.

The solutions will be similar to how we're handling Chrome.

Are there different considerations between mobile and desktop?

In my experience, pornography is a lot easier to deal with on a desktop, as opposed to a phone.

With Covenant Eyes, you can use any browser on a desktop and be protected, while a mobile device will require that you use Covenant Eyes' own browser and block the other browsers.

BlockerX uses a different approach though still relies on an accountability system for both desktop and mobile browsing.

But in our day, we have to do with both, and the methods we've outlined can definitely handle everything.

Conclusion

You can keep using your browser of choice, Chrome or otherwise, and avoid pornography. We'll address other browsers in future articles. You can also ask questions if you have them, in the comments section below.

Keep fighting.

We'll talk soon.

Author

  • Adam Grainger

    Adam is a software engineer with experience in blocker software and VPNs. He has helped produce software and written content for a number of churches and organizations to help people stay focused and have a better experience online.

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