Safe Surfer protects individuals, families, and businesses from harmful online content. If you look at the top of our website on a device that is not protected with Safe Surfer, you will see the following widget at the top of the home page:
1. Let’s start
Protecting devices with Safe Surfer is easy. As a parent or support person, we’ll get you to start by creating a free account on the Safe Surfer dashboard. You can visit the dashboard on any of your own personal devices via a web browser like Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.
It should feel a little like this once we’re done!
| You will be prompted to subscribe once you have created a new Safe Surfer account. Getting a Pro Surfer subscription gives you the ability to easily protect as many devices as you like with our range of over 50 filter categories. For example, Safe Surfer can block social media platforms, games, and even online gambling. You will also get our device monitoring tools! Find out more about subscription features and tiers on our Pricing webpage.
The Safe Surfer dashboard is your one-stop centre for everything to do with Safe Surfer. Once you have created an account, click the My Devices button on the left sidebar to get started.
On the My Devices menu, click the “+ New Device” button.
The New Device menu features small guides that inform you what filter installation options are available for different kinds of devices. For example, you might have two devices that you would like to protect: a smartphone running Android, along with a laptop running Windows. These guides can direct you to our apps for Android and Windows.
| Want to learn more about how to use the Safe Surfer dashboard? Open this link to read more.
2. What device brands and web browsers work well with Safe Surfer?
Safe Surfer is compatible with a wide range of device manufacturers and web browsers. For the best filtering experience, open this link for our system requirements.
3. Full installation guides
These easy to follow guides describe in detail how to correctly install protection on any particular kind of device.
- Are you protecting any devices that run Android? Open this link!
- Are you protecting any Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod devices? Open this link!
- Are you protecting any devices that run Windows 10? (guide coming soon…)
- Are you protecting any devices that run Windows 11? Open this link!
- Are you protecting any Apple MacBook or iMac devices? Open this link!
4. Protection complete
Once you have finished configuring devices, they should now be protected with Safe Surfer. If you visit our website on a protected device, you should see the following widget at the top of the home page:
To check if filtering is working, try visiting ExampleAdultSite.com in a web browser. This is a safe website designated for testing if pornographic sites are being blocked successfully. This site should be blocked.