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Home Dashboard - Parental Control

I use the Home Dashboard to control my home NBN/Broadband. I’ve just noticed that the Parental Control is not blocking porn sites on the high, medium or low setting after an incident with our son.

 

It used to work really well, not sure how long it’s been ineffective. Anyone else noticed it’s not working?

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Re: Home Dashboard - Parental Control

I have the same issue since I switched to NBN from cable. It worked perfectly with a cable modem. When I switched to NBN,  Telstra Smart Modem™ Gen 2 was sent to me. I have used it since then. The modem uses IPV6 as well and the IPV6 may cause this problem?

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Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Home Dashboard - Parental Control

Hi @Funkymunkees 

 

I'm sure your son knows all about VPN so can happily circumvent any site prevention anyway.

 

I have though seen other posts with your concerns but I've never seen an actual solution. More work does need to be done with Parental Control.

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Re: Home Dashboard - Parental Control

@rabrab   Good point, it’s after I switched to NBN that I noticed it.

 

@Ozmoz  He doesn’t know about VPN yet but will at some point, just trying to limit the exposure as much as I can

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Home Dashboard - Parental Control

Check that the DNS both IPv4 and IPv6 is set to use Telstra. If another DNS is used then online parental controls can be bypassed. If your son is using a custom DNS on his device this will also bypass the online parental controls.

 

To check the DNS settings in the modem log into modem and go to Advanced > Local Network. DNS should either be blank or set to Telstra.

 

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Re: Home Dashboard - Parental Control

 @cf4 I have Telstra for IPV4, but not for IPV6...

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