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Safe Surfer protects individuals and families from harmful online content. If you visit our home website (https://www.safesurfer.co.nz) from a device that is not protected with Safe Surfer, you will see the following widget:

Protection not enabled widget

Safe Surfer services are controlled via your Safe Surfer account. To get started with blocking a device from accessing a specific website, you can create a Safe Surfer account on the Safe Surfer dashboard: https://my.safesurfer.io/create-account

Getting started with Safe Surfer

The Safe Surfer dashboard is your centre for protecting devices. We're constantly growing our comprehensive library of custom filter lists—we feature 17 main categories and over 20 sub-categories that give you control over what can be accessed, whether its groups of websites or even the latest platforms and games!

Category options on the Safe Surfer dashboard

Once you have created an account, click the My Devices button on the left sidebar to get started. Once you are on the My Devices page, click the Device Setup button at the upper-right. This will take you to the Device Setup page where you can find links to an appropriate solution for each kind of device you would like to protect.

Safe Surfer dashboard Device Setup page

Once you have downloaded the Safe Surfer app to a device you wish to protect, open it and sign in with your Safe Surfer account.

Devices can be protected for free with the Safe Surfer app. If you wish to configure filter options and accountability settings for your devices, you will need a Pro Surfer subscription on the Safe Surfer dashboard.

Depending on the platform (i.e. iOS/iPadOS; Android), you may wish to enable pin protection to protect the app from configuration. For example, you can find the pin protection menu in the Safe Surfer app on Android from the upper-left menu.

Once you have configured the Safe Surfer app on a device, you will be able to see it on the Safe Surfer dashboard resting on the My Devices menu. Click the Block Sites button under its listing.

Block sites option for a specific device

On the Block Sites page, click the Enable Device Specific Rules toggle. This will force a specific set of filter options for a device you are protecting.

If you want to block this website for all devices under your account, click the blue device name bubble at the top of the page and select All Devices.

Enable Device Specific Rules toggle

Once you have enabled the toggle, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Type in the domain you wish to block. Click the tick icon to save it to the list.

Adding a specific domain

Once you have added the domains you wish to block, click the Save button at the upper-right.

Save button

Protection complete

Once you have performed the above steps, your device should now be protected with Safe Surfer.

You are protected widget

If you want to test a harmless dummy malware site we block, try visiting the following website: http://internetbadguys.com

Example of domain blocked by Safe Surfer
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