DNS provider Cloudflare releases a new service designed for families with children who, in corona times, attend school from home. The service protects against malicious code and bad sites.

Many children around the world are now forced to attend school from home because of the corona pandemic. Like adult teleworkers, of course, children can also be exposed to increased risks when they connect to school from home.

Cloudflare, one of the world’s largest providers of dns and other network services, is now taking the initiative to provide families, and not least children, with better protection when using the Internet in their home-engaged schooling and homework.

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 for Families is the name of the new privacy and security-focused service, which is a dns-resolver that filters out malicious code and “bad sites”. The service is completely free and comes in two variants: one that only filters out malicious code, and one that both filters out malicious code and bad sites, writes Bleeping Computer.

All parents need to do is set the home router or computers settings for dns server so that they point to Cloudflares for the purpose created dns servers. According to Cloudflare, these new services have the same guarantees of user privacy as the regular dns service 1.1.1.1.

The regular dns service was also recently approved by the audit firm KPMG in an evaluation that shows that Cloudflare keeps its promise to erase customers’ dns lookups within 24 hours, and not to save ip addresses.

If you want to test Cloudflare’s new service, change the router’s or computer’s dns servers to these ip addresses:

Malicious code blocking only (IPv4 / IPv6):
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.2 / 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1112
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.2 / 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1002
Blocking both malicious code and bad sites (IPv4 / IPv6):
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.3 / 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1113
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.3 / 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1003
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