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How to set parental controls in Firefox, Opera and Chrome

How can I use parental controls on Firefox, Chrome, and Opera?

Does Firefox have parental controls?

No, Firefox doesn’t have parental control feature built-in, and to block harmful websites, you’ll need to rely on one of many available add-ons.

1. Use Parental Control Family Friendly Filter on Firefox

  1. Visit the Parental Control Family Friendly Filter page.
  2. Now click the Add to Firefox button to download the extension.
    add to firefox parental controls firefox
  3. Once the extension is installed, it will automatically block all harmful searches on Google.

Keep in mind that this is a pretty simple extension, and it won’t block direct access to domains, so you’ll need to blacklist or whitelist certain websites. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Firefox addons page. You can do that quickly with Ctrl + Shift + A shortcut.
  2. Locate Family Friendly Parental Control, click three dots next to it, and choose Options.
    extension options parental controls firefox
  3. Now go to the Whitelist or Blacklist tab and add domains that you want to allow or block.
    whitelist parental controls firefox

This might not be the best Firefox parental control add-on, since it requires a bit of configuration to block harmful domains. Of course, this isn’t the only parental control add-on, so you can use any other that suits your needs.

2. Use Adult Blocker for Opera

  1. Go to the Adult Blocker page on Opera add-ons.
  2. Now click on Add to Opera.
    adult blocker parental controls firefox
  3. Once the extension is installed, click it and set your password.
    adult blocker parental controls firefox
  4. After that, you’re good to go.

This addon will block all harmful searches on Google but it will also block all harmful domains. Of course, support for blacklist and whitelist is also there.

In case you’re not familiar with Opera, it’s a secure browser with built-in tracking protection, so it will keep you safe from websites that want to track your online activity.

The browser also has its own ad blocker, so you won’t ever have to deal with ads ever again. For an extra layer of privacy, there’s even a free and unlimited VPN available.

Opera is a great choice, especially if you want a secure and reliable browser, and if you haven’t tried it already, this might be a perfect time to do it.

Other great features:

  • Built on Chromium, supports Chrome extensions
  • Sidebar for quick access to favorite websites
  • Workspaces for tab management
  • Integrated messenger, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Available on all desktop and mobile platforms


For ad-free, secure and private browsing experience, we recommend using Opera.

3. Use Parental Control extension on Chrome

  1. In Chrome, go to the Parental Control page on Chrome Web Store.
  2. Click on Add to Chrome.
    add to chrome parental controls firefox
  3. Once the extension is installed, you’ll be asked to set a password, so be sure to do so.
  4. After that, the extension is ready to use.

Keep in mind that the extension won’t block harmful search results on Google, but it will block harmful websites once you try to access them. Of course, if blacklist and whitelist options are available, so you can customize the list of blocked websites if needed.

Firefox and other web browsers don’t have parental controls built-in, but you can always enable this feature by using one of the extensions that we mentioned above.

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