FamilyShield is a special service offered by OpenDNS distinct from our standard packages. Meant for home users who want to keep their children from seeing inappropriate images on their computers, FamilyShield will always block domains categorized in our system as Tasteless, Proxy/Anonymizer, Sexuality, or Pornography. Unlike our standard Home service, you don't need a registered network to use FamilyShield, and it's just as easy to configure. If you have any questions on FamilyShield not answered here, feel free to open up a support ticket or ask in the forums.
To use FamilyShield, you should set your DNS server entries as: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. On our website, you may notice that OpenDNS' DNS servers are 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11, but these do not apply to FamilyShield customers.
As an example, here are our instructions for Macintosh OSX 10.8 configuration settings with the FamilyShield resolvers instead of our normal ones. If you have a specific operating system besides those listed, follow the instructions for that operating system but substitute 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 for the DNS server addresses.
Macintosh OS X 10.8
1. Go to System Preferences.
4. Select the DNS tab and add 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 to the list of DNS servers. Click OK
Note: If there are any greyed out IP numbers they can be ignored.
5. Cache Flushing
At the point, we highly suggest that you flush your DNS resolver cache and web browser caches to ensure that your new DNS configuration settings take immediate effect.