Family mode will filter out violent and porn material.

Due to how internet domain names are designed, this block is not always perfect.

Firewalla Family Mode utilizes well known DNS services to block porn/bad sites from showing.   When this is activated, it may take a while to be active.  Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android all cache DNS entries, for example, to flush DNS cache on the iPhone is simply put the phone is airplane mode then turn it off.

It is fairly easy to by pass DNS filtering, this include

  • Change the DNS server address
  • Running VPN or http proxy
  • Goto LTE mode, then come back
  • Use the ip address directly.