It’s easy with Safe Surfer to install an effective porn blocker for a Chromebook device (or Chrome web browser). Along with protecting your privacy, we also use our own behind-the-scenes technology to block porn and other harmful online content. This guide will efficiently walk you through how to install protection.

First off, we will briefly review the protection options available.

If you are looking to protect a Chromebook device:

  • We recommend that you consider installing our Wi-Fi Lifeguard router instead. You can still install our full protection on a Chromebook without having to use a Lifeguard router, but it cannot be enforced.

If you are looking to protect a Chrome browser on a non-Chromebook device:

  • We recommend that you consider using one of our system-wide installation methods instead. Protection installed within the Chrome web browser can be turned off, and other built-in web browsers (for example, Microsoft Edge or Samsung Internet) would otherwise not be protected. Click the links below to view our installation guides for AndroidWindows 11, iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and Apple Mac.

Having considered the options, let’s get started.

Step 1: Install protection

Open the Google Chrome web browser and visit the Safe Surfer dashboard. Log in with your Safe Surfer account. On the left-hand sidebar, click the “Devices” menu.

Click the “+ New Device” button. Click “This device”. Click “Chrome”. Enter a name for this device listing, then click the Accept button. Click the “Copy link” button found within the setup instructions. Log out of the Safe Surfer dashboard by clicking the three-dot icon (at the upper-right corner) > Log out.

Chromebook installation (for Chromebook devices)

Click the app launcher button on the left-hand side of the shelf (that is, the bar at the bottom of the screen). Open the Settings app.

On the left-hand sidebar, click the “Privacy and security” menu. Under “Use secure DNS”, click the button found next to “With [Custom]”. Right-click the text field and select the Paste option. Click outside the text box on some white space.

The text box might incorrectly warn you about the link not being “a valid provider”—we will resolve this below.

 

 

Click inside the text box again.

 

 

Click outside the text box on some white space. The warning should now be gone. You can now close the Settings app.

 

 

Verify the protection installation by visiting ExampleAdultSite.com. This is a safe website designated for testing if pornographic websites are being blocked. This site should be blocked.

 

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Chrome web browser installation (for non-Chromebook devices)

Click the three-dot icon at the upper-right corner of the browser window. Click the Settings menu. On the left-hand sidebar, click the “Privacy and security” menu. Click the Security menu. Click the button found next to “With [Custom]”. Right-click the text field and select the Paste option. Click outside the text box on some white space.

The text box might incorrectly warn you about the link not being “a valid provider”—we will resolve this below.

 

 

Click inside the text box again.

 

 

Click outside the text box on some white space. The warning should now be gone. You can now close the Settings tab.

 

 

Verify the protection installation by visiting ExampleAdultSite.com. This is a safe website designated for testing if pornographic websites are being blocked. This site should be blocked.

 

 

Protection complete

Great work! This web browser is now protected. To start monitoring protected devices, visit our easy-to-use online dashboard.

If you have any other Chrome web browsers you would like to protect, simply start again from the top of the guide. If you would like to protect a different kind of device, visit our Guides page.

Disclaimer: Safe Surfer Limited is in no way associated with Google LLC.