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    rotblitz

    What does "dm" mean?

    Check at http://welcome.opendns.com/ if this device uses OpenDNS at all.

    If so, visit https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/start/ to find related Instagram domains to be blocked.

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    meg (Edited )

    If this happened on his phone, OpenDNS is only going to work when he's connected to your home WiFi and not when he's connected to your cellular network. Instagram's messaging is only found on the phone app, although there are some third-party desktop applications that handle this. Unfortunately, there's no way to disable direct messaging, so the only way to ensure he won't use Instagram's DM feature is to remove the app from his device. 

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    hung2b (Edited )

    > Issues with teen son

     

    He can boot his computer with a flashdrive circumventing all local control (which would also leave no trace of flirting or porn)

    search google: boot tails

    There are parent-centric mobile MNVOs to enable content filtering and DNS blocking. 

    or take away the smart phone trading in a dumb dial phone.

    it's probably too late to install chastity values

     

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    vikri (Edited )

    I too have the same problem, i have blocked the categories such as social media, photo sharing, chat, instant messaging but still instagram direct messaging works. I want the fb chat and whatsapp to work but not direct message. i have added facebook.com and whatsapp.com in the exclusion. how to do it?

     

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    rotblitz

    As I said above, visit https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/topdomains/ to find related Instagram domains to be blocked.

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    vikri

    Thanks for quick reply,

    I see the following and im not sure whether these are for direct message

    instagram.fmaa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net
    instagram.fmaa1-3.fna.fbcdn.net
    instagram.fmaa1-4.fna.fbcdn.net
    instagram.fmaa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net

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    rotblitz

    This can only be answered by Instagram. But you can try with blocking fna.fbcdn.net to see if this blocks Instagram Direct Message.

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    vikri

    Thanks for the reply. I have blocked the four URLs and let me check from my kid whether Instagram dm is blocked

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    These are not URLs, but domain names.

    And well, fna.fbcdn.net already blocks all its subdomains. No need to enter any single.

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    vikri (Edited )

    no luck, instagram dm still works

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    rotblitz

    Ok, next step is to install a DNS query sniffer. You run this during Instagram DM to see in real-time what domains are being queried.

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