On the Safer Internet Day 2012, Microsoft joining forces with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) launched a new version of Windows Internet Explorer 9, with special features added to help children stay safe online when browsing the Internet.
“This customised browser provides children with instant access to CEOP’s one stop shop for Internet safety,” the site reads.
Adding, click “Upgrade Now” to install Internet Explorer 9 with CEOP features preinstalled and access to IE 9’s Jump List feature for CEOP.
The web browser is available to download from Microsoft’s dedicated website and offers a new default homepage offering advice on how to stay safe on the web, along with pre-assigned bookmarks and multiple pieces of safety information from the CEOP.
Gabby Hegerty, Internet Explorer Lead in the UK said, “At Microsoft we always want to provide our customers with the tools to enjoy the web safely and securely. The internet has become a central part of everyday life for adults and children, from learning and communicating to working and playing online.”
Adding, “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,” Hergerty added.
InSafe in their statement to mark the occasion said, “Whether you are 5, 40 or 75 years old, whether you use the internet once a month or several times a day – each person has something different to bring to the table that can help shape our online experiences and our understanding of online competences and safety. We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online.”
You can download IE9 with CEOP features enabled Thinkuknow website.