The Internet has been always seen as a dangerous tool for children but we all know it is more helpful than anything else and Microsoft seems to care about children using their Internet Explorer browser as they’ve joined hands with Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to release a customized version of Internet Explorer 9.
Today is Safer Internet Day 2012 and the new Child-friendly browser launched today as a part of it and to promote safety for kids online. It provides easy ways for children to report cyberbullying and inappropriate images, as well as seek help on a range of topics.
The customized IE9 browser comes with a new default homepage, changes to the search bar to include internet safety search sites, and favorites that link directly to CEOP content. Microsoft has also worked with CEOP to build jump list support on its websites, including notification support in the Windows 7 task bar when new content is available.
Ian Moulster, a product manager at Microsoft, said that he hopes schools, adults, and even kids will opt to download the custom browser on Safer Internet Day, an initiative to promote awareness around online safety for kids.