It’s incredibly reassuring and I can imagine parents being happy to leave their kids on the site without feeling that they have to keep looking over their shoulders.
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(PRWeb UK) September 20, 2010
The first ever safe social networking site for children in the UK has officially launched, with 8 - 13 year olds across the country being invited to join up and 'do it with dizeo'. With as many as one in ten children having been solicited online, the fully monitored dizeo site aims to make the internet a safer place for the under 14s, by providing them with their own online community, giving them an alternative to other social networking sites which could potentially put them in danger.
Offering safe social networking with the added bonus of professional, online homework assistance and education in life skills, the team behind dizeo is confident the new site will attract both the interest of children and the approval of their parents.
Dizeo's Managing Director Christopher McCann said: "Social networking has grown rapidly over the last few years and is now part of modern culture, with over 45% of the UK population using a social networking site. However, despite a minimum age restriction of 13, children under 10 are known to be using social networking sites and by doing so, putting themselves at risk. Dizeo's priority is online child safety and we've specifically designed and developed dizeo to offer under 14s a safe alternative to the social networking sites which they're currently being tempted and encouraged to use, either by peer pressure or out of curiosity."
"As well as the social aspect, we've also created dizeo as an educational tool, providing online homework assistance. At our focus groups we found this was a much sought after service from both parents and children and so we've recruited a team of subject-specialist tutors. The dizeo tutors are available online from 8am to 12pm every day and, with professional knowledge across the curriculum, aim to respond to all homework enquiries within the hour."
"Dizeo also prepares children for the real world by providing a range of short instructional videos on subjects from learning to play guitar to avoiding cyberbullying. We have focused on skills we know children want to learn and we let them upload their own videos so they can share with friends."
Joyce Fullarton, Psychologist said: "Given the increasing numbers of young people using social networking sites, dizeo has filled a potentially dangerous gap in the market, by offering a fun, 'cool' but, crucially, safe alternative. With dizeo, parents can have complete peace of mind that their child is safe online."
Dizeo is accessible through a subscription fee, costing £6.99 a month based on a 12 month contract, or £7.99 a month otherwise. The first 1,000 people to sign up to dizeo will receive the first 3 months free. For more information go to http://www.dizeo.com.