Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Philadelphia, has strongly endorsed this program as one of great importance and an urgent need. His encouragement was one of the leading factors in the founding of WebChaver.
Hagaon Rav Yitzchak Berkovits Shlita is the driving force behind the WebChaver project. His Kollel – The Jerusalem Kollel in the Sanhedria Hamurchevet neighborhood of Yerushalayim serves as the original testing ground for the WebChaver initiative. Rav Berkovits requires members of his Kollel that need to have internet in their homes, to subscribe to WebChaver.
The Rabbonim have stressed that their endorsement of the WebChaver initiative is not to be construed as an endorsement for internet use. This program is intended for those who are already using the internet for necessary purposes, and need an effective method of protecting themselves and their families from the internet's intrinsic dangers and temptations.