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Check if a site is being blocked

Enter the URL of a site to find out if it is blocked by UK filters. Our tool will check instantly to see if it can be accessed via all of the main Internet service providers and mobile phone companies when filters are enabled.

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Are you being blocked?

Internet and phone companies provide filters that are designed to stop children and young people from seeing content that is supposed to be for over 18s. This includes pornography and sites that talk about alcohol, smoking, anorexia and hate speech.

Filters block many sites that are not harmful to children. Sometimes they are blocked by mistake. Sometimes they are blocked deliberately. For example, many blogs and forums are blocked by default.

The Blocked! website lets you check whether a site has been blocked by these filters. The tool is free but you can support the project by joining ORG, making a donation or volunteering.

You can read more about Blocked and ISP filters in: TechdirtBig Issue, STV,  The Guardian, The Independent and Forbes.

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