My 10 year old son keeps finding "free" on-line games using bing, rather than paying attention to his teacher via Teams (doing supposed "on-line learning"). The URLs often have "game" or "games" within them (e.g. www.gamessumo.com).
I've selected "GAMES" in the categories to block with OpenDNS.
Of course Bing will not be stopped from finding the links, but the links SHOULD be blocked. Instead my son can open many games from within their home page, despite them all saying ***.***game****.com or similar in the URL.
Why are URLs that DECLARE themselves to be about games NOT blocked?
I ended up editing the etc/hosts file on his computer, adding each URL, for example 0.0.0.0 www.gamessumo.com, which does prevent the site from showing. The problem with that is I'm always playing a "catch up" as each day he finds other game URLs, which distract him during the day.
I had expected OpenDNS would block game URLs. It seems it does not.
J L De Foa (frustrated in northern Ontario)
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