Do you find yourself wasting hours of your time on Facebook when you should be busy with work or studies? Then it is necessary to limit the time you spend there (or your children). This article will show you some methods to get this done.
Method 1 of 3: Download a program to block Facebook
Step 1. To block Facebook in a particular browser, download Github's Facebook Blocker
Versions are available on the Internet for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Facebook Blocker gives you the option to block Facebook continuously, or during a certain time of the day (and for which browser).
Step 2. For the Mac users among us, download Self Control
Set the time you can spend on blacklisted websites, then add http://facebook.com to your blacklist. This restricts access to those websites in all your browsers.
Step 3. For Windows users, download Cold Turkey
Just choose which sites you want to block and then choose when you want the block to take effect.
Method 2 of 3: Blocking Facebook manually in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer can block Facebook through the settings of the browser, but you can not set a time limit. You will have to manually unblock this when you want to use Facebook again, and depending on the degree of your addiction, you may end up fooling yourself by unblocking prematurely.
Step 1. Open Internet Explorer and select Tools
Step 2. Select Internet Options and click on Security tab
Step 3. Click on Restricted sites and Select Sites
Type "facebook.com" and click Add
Step 4. Close the windows and try to reach the Facebook website
Method 3 of 3: Manually block Facebook on a Mac
You can use the Mac's Parental Controls feature to manually block Facebook. You will have to manually unblock this when you want to use Facebook again, and depending on your level of self-control you may unblock it sooner. If you want to block Facebook because of your kids, they can't unblock it unless they have access to the admin account.
Step 1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen on your Mac and select "System Preferences
Step 2. Click "User and Groups" to create a new user account without accessing the administrator privileges
This account will be blocked from Facebook through the Mac's Parental Controls.
Step 3. Go to System Preferences
Click on "Parental Controls" and activate it by checking the box.
Step 4. Select the new regular user from the left sidebar
Select "Try to limit access to adult websites automatically" option. Click the "Customize" button below it.
Step 5. In the group "Never allow these websites" click on "+"
Add "http://facebook.com" and press the "Return" key on your keyboard. Click the blue "OK" button to block Facebook from this account.