Family Filter provides a simple and non-intrusive first line of defence for your home against the more unsavoury corners of the internet. With Family Filter enabled, undesirable material will be inaccessible on devices on your network without needing to install any software.
Family Filter blocks access to:
- R16+ nudity and pornographic sites
- Known hacked or infected websites
- Dating, drugs, gambling, alcohol, tobacco sites
- Websites about hacking, dark web, and other illegal activities
- Suicide and self-harm sites
Family Filter is free for the first 12 months, then just $5 per month.
You can enable or disable Family Filter in My Orcon anytime.
We can't guarantee that we can block 100% of all unsafe material online although we try our best, and block the vast majority. If you do come across a site that should or shouldn't be blocked please email URLreview@familyfilter.net.nz with the details.If you've recently enabled Family Filter and are still seeing undesirable material you may need to restart your modem to make sure the new settings are applied.
No, Family Filter is anonymous and we don't offer reporting or alerts on blocked content.
We strongly recommend ensuring all your devices are up to date with security software installed. Family Filter is a first line of defence against unsavoury content and is not designed to replace internet security or anti-virus software.