Parental Controls

Internet / Filters / Parental Controls

With the FRITZ!Box parental controls feature you can control the internet use for network devices in your network.

The parental controls work using access profiles. An access profile is assigned to every network device that connects with the FRITZ!Box. The rules for internet use are contained in the access profiles.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The "Internet / Filters" menu is not available until the internet connection has been configured in the FRITZ!Box.
  • The "Internet / Filters" menu is not available if the FRITZ!Box is configured as an IP client ("Internet / Account Information" menu).

Parental Controls: List of Devices

Listed on the "Parental Controls" page are all of the network devices registered with the FRITZ!Box. The list shows clearly which access profile has been assigned to each device.

The list is divided into the sections "Home Network" and "Guest Network".

Home Network

The "Home Network" section contains all network devices (smartphone, tablet, computer, game console, ...) registered in the home network of the FRITZ!Box.

Network devices that register with the home network for the first time are automatically assigned the "Standard" access profile. Once a network device is registered in the home network you can assign a different access profile.

Guest Network

Every network device that registers with the guest network automatically receives the "Guest" access profile. No other profile can be assigned to guests. You can make changes to the "Guest" access profile.

The network devices registered with the guest access of the FRITZ!Box are not listed individually in the "Guest Network" section.

Access Restrictions

For each devices, the list shows whether restrictions to internet use apply.

Internet Use

Two entries are possible in the "Internet Use" column:

EntryMeaning
unrestricted There are no restrictions to internet use. All websites may be opened. The online time is unlimited.
restricted There are restrictions to internet use. See the access profile to find out more about the restrictions.

Online time today

Two entries are possible in the "Online time today" column:

Entry

Meaning
unlimited There are no restrictions to online time.
Progress bar There are restrictions to online time for the current date. A progress bar is displayed. The online time used on the current day is shown as the color in the progress bar.

 

Here is how the online time is counted for the parental control settings: Online Time for Parental Controls

Parental controls blocked

When the FRITZ!Box detected an attempt to circumvent the configured parental controls, the entry "Parental controls blocked" appears. The FRITZ!Box blocks the parental controls or the computer. Click the button in the "Edit" column to override the block. The FRITZ!Box can detect an attempt to circumvent parental controls only when no online time is permitted in the "Standard" access profile.

Two entries are possible in the "Internet Use" column:

Querying Online Time

Every network device connected with the FRITZ!Box can query the time it spent online:

  1. Open a browser on the network device.
  2. Enter the following in the address bar: fritz.box/surf.lua.

An overview is displayed with the title "Parental Controls".

Online time today: the amount of time already spent online today.

All of the settings for the assigned access profile are shown in the overview.

 

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Ticket for Additional Online Time

There is the possibility to redeem tickets in order to extent expired online time or surf outside the permitted period.

Each ticket extends the online time for 45 minutes.

Tickets are redeemed in the browser, on the page that reports when online time has expired.

The tickets are available at "Internet / Filters / Access Profiles".

Access Profiles

Access profile: Definition

The settings in the access profile control the following aspects of internet use:

AspectPurpose of Control
Online time Restricting the duration of daily internet use
Online content Blocking access to websites with undesired content.
Network Applications Blocking unauthorized network applications from running.

Preconfigured Access Profiles

Four preconfigured access profiles are supplied with the FRITZ!Box:

Access ProfileProperties
Standard
  • Allows unrestricted internet use.
  • Is assigned automatically when a network device registers with the FRITZ!Box for the first time.
  • Is the only profile possible for unknown network devices. Unknown network devices are devices that are created and configured in the FRITZ!Box but do not register until a later point in time.
  • Can be changed.
Guest
  • Is automatically assigned to all devices that register with the guest network of the FRITZ!Box.
  • Is the only profile possible for devices that register with the guest network of the FRITZ!Box.
  • Can be changed.
Unrestricted
  • Allows unrestricted internet use.
  • Cannot be changed.
Blocked
  • Blocks internet use.
  • Cannot be changed.
 
This profile cannot be changed,

Access Profiles of Your Own

You can create and configure as many of your own access profiles as you wish.

New access profiles are created at "Internet / Filters / Access Profiles".

Configuring Parental Controls

  1. Create the access profiles you need in your network. New access profiles are created at "Internet / Filters / Access Profiles".
  2. Assign access profiles to the network devices in the "Access Profile" column.