In a previous article we have talked about how to install a parental control extension in Google Chrome to protect the little ones from the browser itself without the need to use additional software for this, however, not all users may want to use Google Chrome as the default browser, therefore, in this article we are going to explain how to install a parental control extension for the Firefox web browser.
To apply parental control on Firefox we can use an extension called ProCon Latte. This free extension for the free browser will allow us to block access to certain web pages based on keywords (porn, sex, etc.) or according to inappropriate web lists that we can find on the net.
We can download ProCon Latte from the Mozilla extension store. Once downloaded and installed, we restart the browser so that it is activated correctly and we can start using it. To configure it, we will access the about: addons menu of our Firefox and click on the button «Choices»To open the settings menu.
A parental control configuration window will appear similar to the following.
The first thing we are going to do is set a password to prevent the user from deactivating the parental control extension or accessing the blocked pages. To do this, click on the button «Set password»And we create it. In this way all the changes and even the uninstallation will be protected by it and no user will be able to modify any parameter without it.
Next, click on the «Blacklist»To be able to control all the aspects that will be blocked.
Here we can see how 2 types of blocking are applied to parental control:
- A list of words that appear in the URL
- A certain word that appears on the web in question
In the «Advanced»We must mark the option of not rendering the page until it is completely analyzed and explain why the site in question has been blocked.
In the “White list»We can add a list of words that will mean that if the website in question has one of them, it will not be blocked.
We also have a swear filter which will censor a list of bad words.
Finally, we can also add online subscriptions that allow us to have a list of unsuitable websites for users updated in real time to prevent them from accessing certain web pages.
With this we will be able to keep the youngest protected using Firefox as a web browser. If you want to use the same cloud-based extension that we talked about in the Google Chrome article, you can install Anti-Porn Pro in your browser.
Do you know more parental protection extensions for Firefox?
You can see another article where we show how to have parental control in the browser.