IE9 browser gets kid-friendly update in association with CEOP

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coep-ie9.pngMicrosoft have teamed up with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to develop a new child-safe version of their IE9 browser to launch alongside Safe Internet Day 2012.

The special broswer has one-click access to the CEOP.police.uk and thinkuknow.co.uk sites, with IE9/Windows 7 integration allowing fro Jump Lists that let parents more easily set the browser to only give access to content that is age-appropriate for their children.

“At Microsoft we always want to provide our customers with the tools to enjoy the web safely and securely,” said Gabby Hegerty, Internet Explorer lead in the UK.

“The internet has become a central part of everyday life for adults and children, from learning and communicating to working and playing online. As the leading browser provider, it is important we make the appropriate safety information available and build in features to our software which provide families with peace of mind online.”

Peter Davies, CEOP Chief Executive concurred: “We have been happy to work with Microsoft to ensure that IE9 users can access advice and guidance in a way that is quick and easy. We welcome this approach and continue to work with service providers so that help and advice is available whenever it is needed.”

The kid-friendly browser is available to download now for free. Click here to grab it.

Gerald Lynch

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