CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filter, parental control and SafeMode enforcement. It is widely used by parents to protect their kids from adult (pornographic) content, schools, businesses and even individuals that need a cleaner browsing experience. CleanBrowsing gives you the control to decide what is acceptable or not in your home or business network.
The main benefit of our parental control (on our Family Filter) is that we still allow the kids to browse online and experience the web as a whole. So Google works (we enforce Strict Mode), Youtube works (we enforce Kids mode), Bing works (Strict Mode) and all normal sites that you expect your kids to visit are there.
Step by step instructions on how to activate it are available on our Getting Started page.
As security professionals, we built privacy and security into our network. We are the only provider to support DNSCrypt (port 8443), DNS over TLS (port 853) and DNS over HTTPS (port 443) by default on our Anycast DNS network. DNSSEC is also enforced and validated.
By leveraging Anycast on more than 20 locations throughout the world, it means our DNS is fast, reliable and resilient.
This project was started by a group of engineers and security professionals, that were also concerned parents unable to find a good solution to protect their kids online. Some solutions worked partially, but required additional tools to be installed, were not efficient or had a high number of false negatives.
Other solutions were too agressive and fully blocked Google, Youtube and other sites that broke the web experience for our kids.
We tried something different and we were able to achieve a clean browsing experience, while maintaining a strong balance and enforcing the safe mode on the sites that offer this option automatically (Google and Youtube are good examples).
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