CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filtering service that offers a safe way to browse the web without surprises. It intercepts domain requests and filter sites that should be blocked, based on your filtering needs. Our, free, family filter, for example, blocks porn, obscene, and adult content, while still allowing Google, Youtube, Bing, DuckDuckGo and the rest of the web to load safely.
CleanBrowsing offers 3 Free filters and Paid options.
Our free filters are comprised of three predefined filters for global consumption (Security, Adult, and Family). The Family filter blocks adult / obscene content and applies Safe Search filters to Google, Bing, Yandex, etc. The security filter, however, only focuses on restricting access to malicious activity.
The paid filters give you full control on what should be blocked. You can pick from 14 predefined filters (Adult, Gaming, Gambling, Torrents, Weapons, Social Network, etc), but also make your own rules and block/allow any domains you wish. Custom block pages can also be created on the Pro plans and all the plans allow for network visibility (see which sites are being visited from your network).
Schools have a special responsibility to ensure family friendly environment on their networks, and CleanBrowsing is committed to helping them achieve this goal. CleanBrowsing helps schools conform with jurisdictional regulations that require pornographic and obscene content is blocked on school networks.
CleanBrowsing offers three free DNS content filters that are available to the world, for free. Our commitment to the users is that we DO NOT track and retain any data associated with our Free services.
CleanBrowsing offers paid options with enhanced features. It increases the total available filters to 19, provides deeper visibility into the networks activity, and introduces a number of advanced functions:
Although we were built for families, our technology allows us to serve a myriad of different customers. Each built around the basic principle of empowering users to take better control of their networks
CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filtering platform. Specifically, we are a DNS resolver that filters content based on settings defined by the network administrator. Key highlights of our architecture include:
Thousands of businesses, churches, schools and families are using CleanBrowsing. Here's what some of them have to say.
The Internet is dangerous and nasty. Please don't put your kids on it without protection. We recently disabled the social network filter so they could Facebook Kids chat with their friends. I am a bit apprehensive about it. Shout out @cleanbrowsing. pic.twitter.com/NJpoGNE5GI— Wassim Metallaoui (@wassimk) December 13, 2020
I just discovered @cleanbrowsing - I've removed Google as the DNS provider for my @The_Pi_Hole and instead replaced it with custom values from https://t.co/olFg7jNPXG - now, what gets through my Pi-Hole will get further filtered by their free service. Thanks!— 🤓 ℝ𝕠𝕓𝕓𝕚𝕖 𝔽𝕖𝕣𝕘𝕦𝕤𝕠𝕟 (@RobbieFerguson) February 1, 2020
Want a simple way to protect your family when using the internet at home, simple, effective solution provided by partners @cleanbrowsing #networking #parentalcontrol #safetytech https://t.co/R1l4gqZVLI— Friendly WiFi | Working to protect children (@BeFriendlyWiFi) December 12, 2020
* To allow certain DNS servers, I prefer using a Firewall Alias. I'm a big fan of what @perezbox is doing with @cleanbrowsing. Add whatever DNS servers you use to your firewall chain.— Andrew Healey (@healeyio) December 5, 2020
I have this turned on my home network. As a father of three boys it's become almost necessary to protect them from nefarious websites that prey on kids in particular. I really appreciate @cleanbrowsing— Tadd. (@taddmencer) April 25, 2019
Kudos to @CleanBrowsing - I have long recommended whole network filtering and now CleanBrowsing has made it even better. #ParentingHack #InternetSafety #FamilySafety #Parenting https://t.co/svFEth4VOA pic.twitter.com/cqtdCIlK15— SensibleCyberParent (@SensCyberParent) March 13, 2019
Protect #children against inappropriate content #online (porn, nudity, obscene, harmful to minors, explicit/graphic content and malicious domains) via @cleanbrowsing:— Dimitris Papapetros (@0xDimitris) April 3, 2018
Inside the #DNS (or Network) settings, change the DNS server to the value: 126.96.36.199 (or 188.8.131.52).
Take back control of your browsing online. With @cleanbrowsing, you get protection from scammy content created by bad actors, or simply stuff you and your loved ones don’t need to see. Watch more from @perezbox: https://t.co/ywKwexTBDQ— Sucuri Security (@sucurisecurity) October 30, 2020
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The best part about CleanBrowsing is that it doesn't require software installation on your device or network to work. The service can be applied to your network via a DNS change, either at the router or on the machine. We also offer Apps to make the DNS change easier.
Different from other internet safety solutions, CleanBrowsing works with all major websites and search providers like YouTube, Google, and Bing! Even better, you may continue to use your browser of choice knowing the service cannot be disabled at the browser level.
CleanBrowsing places special emphasis on kids and parents. This means that we deploy Safe Search whenever it's available by the service provider by default. This ensures that search results (including YouTube) are stripped of malicious or obscene content when possible.