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This article will help you as an accountability partner to set up Safe Surfer for a friend on Android.

Being an accountability lifeguard for a friend is an effective way to:

- Help with social media impulses
- Deter from viewing pornography or inappropriate content online
- Stop other addictive digital behaviours (e.g. online gambling, games etc)

You will be able to monitor your friend using your Safe Surfer Dashboard (https://my.safesurfer.io).

You must have a Pro Surfer subscription to use accountability features on the Safe Surfer Dashboard. You can compare Safe Surfer plan features on our pricing page: https://www.safesurfer.co.nz/pricing/

Download the Safe Surfer App

If your friend has not downloaded the app to their Android device(s) yet, they can do so from the Google Play store. You can download our app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.safesurfer.onlinefilter

Login as an accountability partner on the Safe Surfer App

If your friend has used Safe Surfer on their device before, please uninstall and then reinstall the app by visiting our Google Play app listing.

Tap the Safe Surfer App icon on your home screen
Enter the details of your Safe Surfer account as the account will belong to you, the accountability partner, for monitoring
Tap Register

Safe Surfer Account login menu

Accept the VPN (Virtual Private Network) prompts
Tap Allow
Leave the Setting app and return to the Safe Surfer app
If you desire Pin protection
- Tap the Menu sidebar icon (three bars at the top on the left)
- Tap the Pin protection menu and setup Pin

You can also enable Prevent Uninstall—this can make it harder to uninstall the app. You can enable this setting by tapping the Menu sidebar icon > Settings > Device admin (prevent uninstall) toggle. This is best used along with Pin protection.

Check protection

Each device that has been set up with Safe Surfer should now be protected and signed in to your account. We highly recommend verifying that protection is working by visiting our website (https://www.safesurfer.co.nz). The protection widget on the header should be green, as below:

You are protected widget
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