Escondido, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2006
Children’s Educational Network (CEN) announced today the launch of a free Internet filter and parental control software (a kid safe browser) designed to protect and educate children on the Internet. The new TUKI Scout Browser™ (http://www.scoutbrowser.com) created by CEN is a kid safe browser designed to educate and protect children from pornography, hate, violence, online predators and other Internet perils.
The web is full of hazards and traps, take the example boyslife.com, a pornographic website with a name similar to the Boys’ Life Magazine website http://www.boyslife.org. Children looking for the official web site of Boys’ Life Magazine site could easily make a mistake and be directed to the pornographic content. This new kid safe browser will help protect scouts from accidentally stumbling across such inappropriate content.
Steven Stone, Chief Operations Officer for CEN, a parent and Eagle Scout said, “When we found that boyslife.com was a pornographic web site, we decided we should build a browser designed just for Scouts to make sure that kids could safely navigate to the magazine’s web site without the worry of stumbling across porn.”
The new TUKI Scout Browser™ is built on CEN’s proprietary technology; however, it is not authorized nor associated with Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America. “We tried to capture the essence of the Scouting experience,” said Greg Writer, CEO & founder of CEN. “The graphical interface, our educational talking character and the pre-approved child appropriate web sites were all selected and programmed with the Scouting experience in mind.”
In an effort to further protect children, CEN has programmed the default home page of the TUKI Scout Browser™ to http://www.BoysLife.org and has launched a marketing campaign in Boys’ Life Magazine, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts, where they are offering a free download for the new kid safe browser.
“The TUKI Scout Browser™ will provide a safe haven for children surfing the Internet, be positive, instructive and deliver daily educational content to children and their parents in an effort to teach proper Internet safety rules and netiquette,” said Writer. “We are extremely excited to offer a great tool free to all Scouts and their families.”
The new TUKI Scout Browser™ will utilize technology that allows children to surf only safe, parent-approved, child-appropriate websites. Unlike a traditional Internet filter or parental controls, the TUKI Scout Browser™ works on an ‘include list’ which allows children to only surf web sites from a database of pre-approved, pre-screened, child appropriate websites which is, “the safest and most reliable method according to industry experts,” said Writer. A great kid safe browser with easy to use parental controls.
The technology allows parents a great deal of personalization, permitting them to customize its interaction with their children and tailor their Internet experiences. It works with any Internet Service Provider and is built on the Microsoft Windows Operating System and Internet Explorer Platform. The kid safe browser and basic safety features are free.
A unique feature to the TUKI Scout Browser™ is that it utilizes Microsoft Corporations (NasdaqNM: MSFT) MS Agent technology. Using this technology, CEN has incorporated “Peedy” the bird, a 3D-animated cartoon character as the child’s “Internet guide.” This animated cartoon character will guide their personalized Internet experience while using the TUKI Scout Browser™. The character speaks out loud, enabling even children too young to read to participate. Parents also have the unique ability to program Peedy to speak “words of encouragement” and “chore reminders” to their children in addition to random educational trivia that is spoken to the children while surfing the web.
Free download of the TUKI Scout Browser™ can be found at http://www.ScoutBrowser.com.
About Children’s Educational Network:
Children’s Educational Network (CEN) is building the premier, online community for children – “TUKI” ™, The Ultimate Kids’ Internet”™ http://www.tuki.com – specifically designed to provide a safe, fun and educational Internet experience only accessible through CEN’s TUKI Browsers. Through each themed browser, “TUKI’s” core function is to protect children from pornography, hate, violence, online predators and inappropriate content on the Internet while also offering fun, educational content that inspires and motivates children in a positive manner. CEN offers its Kid Safe Browser for free and allows other organizations to participate in protecting kids on the Internet, expanding their brand to the desktop and building customer loyalty by co-branding and private labeling CEN’s technology. Partnership information or press contacts: http://www.childrenseducationalnetwork.com Children’s Educational Network, 760-233-2863.
The TUKI Scout Browser™ is not authorized by, or associated in any manner with, the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts USA. The views and positions expressed on http://www.scoutbrowser.com do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts USA and the TUKI Scout Browser™ does not claim in any way to speak for or on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts USA.
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