Here’s the important bit: Humans use English, computers use 1’s and 0’s.
Here’s the other important bit: You use Safesurfer to convert human English to 1’s and 0’s. It is at this conversion point where we inspect the website and block or allow it.
Here’s the semi-technical version
To get to Google we can either type in
01110111 01110111 01110111 00101110 01100111 01101111 01101111 01100111 01101100 01100101 00101110 01100011 01101111 00101110 01101110 01111010
Because we mere humans can’t remember such a long string of digits we need to translate www.google.co.nz into 1’s and 0’s.
Here’s where Safesurfer steps in. We analyse the website request BEFORE you get access to it, and if it is appropriate, give you back the correct 1’s and 0’s address. Otherwise we give you back the 1’s and 0’s address for a blocked page.
How do you get it working?
The English to Computer conversion setting is in two places.
- Your Internet Router / Modem
- Your device (computer, tablet or phone) which gets its settings from your Router/Modem.
The setting is called DNS, short for Domain Name Service and usually has two IP addresses:
To enable Safesurfer all you need to do is to change the DNS settings on your Router/Modem and you will be protected from Adult Content, Pornography, Viruses, Spyware/Malware, phishing sites and more. There’s no software to download, it works across all devices and it’s a set and forget one-off change.
The setup process only takes a couple of minutes and we’ll help you along the way. To get started go to www.safesurfer.co.nz and complete the registration process.