YouTube listed in parental controls but isn't blocked

I have YouTube turned on as a blocked service in NextDNS's parental controls but my kid can still access the site. I can see it appearing in NextDNS's logs so it *should* be blocked but isn't.

Is this a known issue?

3 replies

    • olivier
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I can take minutes before it is blocked if youtube was already launched before you started blocking the service. This is because the app will keep a cache of the DNS resolution + a buffer of the currently streamed video. If after some minute it is still not blocked, please check the logs tab to see if your kid's device is going thru the configuration correctly and the youtube queries are blocked correctly.

    • beegle
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I can confirm this problem as well.  I have it blocked on NextDNS and have my router configured to use that configuration profile so nothing on my network should be able to access it, yet every device still can.  My router is definitely using the profile (the logs and analytics show that it is) but some things just don’t work.  Not sure what the deal is.

      • mohammed_montes
      • 1 yr ago
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      Beegle the kids have discovered what's a vpn

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