Microsoft launches child-friendly IE8

A major European campaign, Safer Internet Day (SID), kicked off today, with the intent of teaching children aged five and up the importance of protecting their online identity and not talking to strangers. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team, in association with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), took the opportunity to launch a new version of IE8 that makes it easy for youngsters to find information about staying safe online.

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The family-friendly version of the browser gives the user one-click access to reporting tools that allow them to flag inappropriate websites to the authorities, and seek help and advice on how to cope with cyberbullying or unwanted online attention. Help tools include advice on what to do about viruses, as well as tackling hacking and problems with mobile browsers.

If you’re interested in trying it out yourself, it’s available for download.

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