Is there a technical way to protect against accessing malicious websites?
There are few ways you can do so using applications. Make sure you have an anti-virus or anti-malware tool installed (regardless of operating system). Many of these will have browser protection built in and will prevent access to may sites considered to be malicious.
You can also implement DNS filtering, like Quad9. These will reduce the chances of visiting any malicious websites. All you need to do is adjust the DNS settings on your home router or on your system. Great thing is that the Quad9 website has short video to show you how.
Quad9 also has an app for Android which is super easy to setup on your devices. Quad9 Connect now available on Google Play • Quad 9