Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Microsoft launches Kid-Safe Internet Explorer 8


Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, in association with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), has launched a new version of IE8 targeted towards young surfers. This kid-friendly browser makes it easy for children to browse the Internet safely, protect their online identities and keeps them away from inappropriate websites.


The special version of IE8 has a CEOP Button is an Internet Explorer Web Slice. When you click on it, you're shown a mini CEOP webpage with links that gives you information and advice on a given topic - cyberbullying, viruses, harmful content, hacking, mobile problems, and sexual behavior. At the bottom, there are more links to help you get started based on the type of user. The CEOP button also allows parents to flag inappropriate websites and report to the authorities.

CEOP tools are available as addons for Internet Explorer. Those who don’t have IE8 installed can download the CEOP preinstalled IE8 installer.


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