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Turn on SafeSearch to automatically block millions of adult websites

With Family Wi-Fi parental controls in the Google Home app, you can automatically block millions of sexually explicit websites from your kids' devices.

Note: Family Wi-Fi features can't be used with devices that use a Private Address or Randomized MAC Address. This setting on your phone, tablet, computer, or other device prevents them from being identified. If you experience problems trying to use Family Wi-Fi, change or disable your device's Randomized MAC setting.

Before you begin

To set up site blocking, you'll need to first create a Family Wi-Fi group or label.

Set up site blocking

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Tap Wi-Fi  and then Family Wi-Fi.
  3. Following the name of the group you'd like to block, tap Edit .
  4. Following "Restrict access," turn on SafeSearch.
  5. Tap Save.

Turn off site blocking

  1. Open the Home app .
  2. Tap Wi-Fi  and then Family Wi-Fi.
  3. Follwing the name of the group you'd like to block, tap Edit .
  4. Following "Restrict access," turn off SafeSearch.
  5. Tap Save.

What is Google SafeSearch?

Google Nest Wifi's and Google Wifi's site blocking use Google's SafeSearch technology to help block millions of sexually explicit websites. The internet is massive and no filter is perfect, but SafeSearch helps avoid most adult websites.

SafeSearch doesn't block sites containing violent or illegal content.

Note: Google Nest's and Google Wifi's automatic blocking prevent SafeSearch sites from being reached, but they don't block the sites from showing on Google Search results.

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