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Windows Vista Empowers Miami Hispanic Parents During Online Family Safety Seminars

Microsoft developer Luis Martinez educates parents about the latest tools to protect kids while they’re using the computer.

Microsoft Corp. announced that to help Hispanic parents keep their kids safe while they use the computer, the company is enlisting employees who are parents to share the benefits of the Parental Controls system in Windows Vista® with fellow parents through a series of seminars conducted in Spanish. Among other great new features, Windows Vista provides innovative tools to help create a safer computing experience for the family.

Windows Vista empowers parents to better manage and monitor their children’s PC and Internet activities. Parents can manage and monitor PC and Internet access with a few simple clicks in the new Windows Vista Parental Controls center and decide what kinds of TV, music and games are appropriate for their children. Security features are also more robust in the new release.

The Internet offers children many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment and personal growth. At the same time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. Internet use among Hispanics rose last year, which reinforces the need to educate parents and children of the Hispanic community on how to use the Internet safely.

“As a Hispanic father myself, I’m proud of sharing my technological knowledge with other Hispanic parents who can benefit from it,” said Luis Martinez, Windows Vista developer at Microsoft. “The parental control features built into Windows Vista will help families better manage how the PC is used and will help them protect their children.”

In addition, starting today, a Spanish-language Web site is accessible for consumers to learn more about Windows Vista: http://www.windowsvista.com/hispano.

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