The Blocked access to Facebook and YouTube is a common affair at the schools these days. The School administration has the internet so that the students can access information online, but also put restriction to it so that students don’t waste their time using Facebook or YouTube. The concern of the school authorities is genuine, but blocking is the only way? I don’t know. But, what I know is how to open blocked Facebook account in Schools, Colleges, Office and anywhere else.
There are different ways to unblock blocked websites in schools. But, why Offices? Offices too put restrictions on their employees where they should not be using Social media during work hours. Who would want to pay someone for using Facebook at the office?
But, what if you have a spare time that is anyways being wasted sitting idle? Or What if you want to watch a tutorial on YouTube that may help you with your work? The reasons can be anything, but the solutions listed below will allow you to open blocked Facebook accounts in School, Office, and College.
Best Ways to Open Blocked Facebook in School and College
There are a couple of ways by which you can bypass the restriction put by your school admin on the campus. It is also difficult to say what method your school authorities have used to block the access. For that reason, here we have the best possible ways to unblock blocked websites in schools and colleges. Also read, how to schedule Facebook live videos.
By using these methods you can unblock Facebook, twitter and YouTube in countries like China, Iran, Vietnam, Pakistan, North Korea, Eritrea, Turkey, Afghanistan and more where officially these websites are blocked by the Govt.
Use VPN to Unblock Facebook in School
Now I can’t think of a more secure and safe way to access any social media account then using a VPN. VPN allows you to open blocked Facebook account with ease. It doesn’t matter what your school admin does; the VPN will break and get you access to any blocked website in your school.
You don’t need to buy the premium version of the VPN. Try something like Hotspot Shield. Hotspot Shield is one of the best VPN you can install on your smartphone. Hotspot Shield is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone device.
Do note that the free version of Hotspot Shield works with ads so it could be a little annoying at first until you skip the ads.
All you have to do is download Hotspot Shield on your smartphone or PC. Run it and open blocked Facebook in your school or College or office.
Login into Facebook using Public DNS Server
At times your school admin might have blocked the access to Facebook or YouTube at the DNS level. In such cases, simply changing the location of your IP address may not resolve the issue.
Every website on the internet has an IP address associated with the domain name. Not all website has a unique IP address, but companies like Facebook and Google have a unique IP address associated with their URL.
If your school admin blocks the IP address of Facebook at the DNS address level, then you have to change the DNS address to access blocked Facebook account. Here is how to do it.
Open Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections.
Open Network Connections and right click on the connection status icon.
Select Properties from the options. Select ” Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”
Now in the DNS Server Address section, put these values. 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Now save the settings and try to open Facebook. You should be able to access Facebook without any problem now.
Alternatively, you can also a free DNS software called DNS Jumper. It allows you to change DNS server on your PC with one click.
3. Use Facebook IP address to Open Facebook
If your administrator has used the host file to block Facebook, they might have only added the Facebook URL to the host file. In case, they have not added the Facebook IP address; you can access Facebook using the IP address of the Facebook.com. Here is how to do it.
In your computer, press Windows Key + R. In the Run dialogue box that appears, enter the following command and hit enter.
ping facebook.com -t
Now in the command prompt window, you can see the Faebook.com IP address.
Once you have the IP address, open your web browser and enter the Facebook IP address. Hit enter, and Facebook should open now.
Alternatively, you can also use any IP address locator tool that allows you to find the IP address of any URL such as Facebook.com. Try, whois tools, it always shows IP address associated with all the domains.
4. Unblock Facebook using Proxy Sites
Proxy sites are the go-to thing when you are unable to open any website for any reason. Be it region specific restriction or your admin-created limitations. Proxy Sites makes your connection look like coming from some other place. Hence your ISP ( Internet Service Provider) won’t be able to block it.
So, if Facebook is blocked in your school you can use websites such as this:
There are more proxy servers available online that allows you to unblock Facebook, but since I did not use them, I cannot recommend them. I mainly use Hidemyass Proxy for testing purpose.
Note: Do not use any proxy server you find on the internet. Some proxy servers may not be secure, and you can compromise your account due to this.
5. URL Shortener Can Open Blocked Facebook
URL shorteners allow you to shorten any valid URL instantly. They are fast and of course free. What you can do here is that, use the URL shortener service to unblock Facebook and YouTube at school. Here is how to do it.
Go to Bit.ly or Goo.gl.
Enter the URL that you want to shorten, for example, enter Facebook.com. Click on Shorten my URL button if any.
The website will give you a shortened URL of your entered URL.
Now copy the URL and paste it into your browsers address bar. Hit enter to open it.
Since your school admin might not have blocked the shortened URL of Facebook in the host file, you will be able to access Facebook without being blocked.
6. Use Mobile Version of Facebook to Unblock It
All the major social media and email service providers serve their mobile visitors using the mobile version of the website. For example, mobile Facebook users get redirected to m.facebook.com; Twitter users redirected to m.twitter.com and Gmail users redirected to m.gmail.com.
So, the possibility is that the admin at your school or office or college may not have blocked mobile version of the website. As a result, you can open Facebook using the mobile version of the URL you want to open.
7. Check If Blocking Software is Installed
There are parental control software available online that can block access to Social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter and YouTube. Your school or office admin will have full access to whom can watch what and visit which site.
So, it is important that you take notice of any such apps running on your computer while trying to unblock Facebook or any other website.