Follow these steps to protect a Chromebook using Safe Surfer DNS:
- Click the profile in the lower right corner next to the battery life and time.
- Click the gear symbol.
- Click the arrow to the right of the home WiFi you’re connected to.
- This will list all of the WiFi networks the Chromebook is picking up. Again, click the arrow to the right of your home network (if you’re at home – or whatever network you want to set Safe Surfer on).
- Click the down arrow next to ‘Network.’
- This should open up some options, one called ‘Nameservers.’
- Click the button next to ‘Custom name servers’.
- Click the line that appears underneath and enter these settings: Safe Surfer DNS: 18.104.22.168 (on the first line) and 22.214.171.124 (on the second line). These are the Safe Surfer DNS addresses.
- Then click the back arrow at the top, next to your WiFi name.
- Then exit out of the settings in the upper right of the box.
Note: You will need to follow these instructions for each WiFi network used on the Chromebook.
What is the result?
All your web surfing traffic is redirected through Safe Surfer, and Safe Surfer analyses the website request BEFORE you get access to it, and if it is appropriate, give you back the correct website. Otherwise, we give you back a blocked page – danger ahead you have surfed out too far!
Unfortunately, the DNS settings on Chromebook can’t be lock-down. But fortunately there aren’t obvious, so most kids won’t attempt to try and tamper with them.