Q: We have NetNanny. How can we block Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc? I’ve blocked Facebook and Twitter and now all the news sites are blocked.
A: The easiest way to block Facebook, Twitter, etc. is to block the ‘Social Networks’ category. (Log into NetNanny; click on ‘Web Browsing’; and block the ‘Social Networks’ category)
NetNanny’s response to “How can I always Allow or Block Specific Sites?” can be found at http://www.netnanny.com/kb/678/
Many sites use plugins to add features. However, blocking the ‘Social Networks’ category in NetNanny means that any sites that use facebook plugins will also be blocked. To work around this, the specific plugin addresses must be added as ‘allowed’ specific web exceptions in NetNanny.
For example some of the specific plugin addresses that must be added as ‘allowed’ Web Exceptions to access CNN, CBC, or the Vancouver Sun include:
NetNanny provides detailed support for many common questions at http://www.netnanny.com/kb A complete user manual is also available: http://www.netnanny.com/assets/documentation/nn/cpuserguide-current.pdf