Its really simple really. Instead of letting the browser have access to the whole world wide web & 'trying' to filter out the bad content, like most childrens internet browsers & filtering software do. We blocked out the entire internet & only let the browser access limited, top quality, child related sites that we programmed into it! Its kind of a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach, but it works great!
Minimum System Requirements?
A Windows PC running Windows 95, 98, 98se, ME, 2000, XPhome or XPpro and Internet Explorer 5 or greater.
Instructions to Install & Un-install KidRocket?
Simply click the button above to download the latest KidRocket.exe file.
Save the file to a place that you will remember, preferably your Desktop.
Then double click on the KidRocket icon to launch the application.
Simply right click the KidRocket icon & choose 'Delete'.
Thats all there is to it!
The Kidrocket Kids Browser is a 'Standalone' application, meaning it runs from within itself & does not actually install to your computers main C:\\ drive Programs folder, like most applications do. It is totally non-invasive, 100% adware and spyware free!
RE: Firewalls and Anti-Virus Software.
KidRocket is a 'Web Browser' & therefore, will REQUIRE permission from your firewall to access the internet for the web browser feature to work.
The first time you launch the web browser, you will most likely receive a prompt or popup from your firewall or A/V software? You will have to answer "Yes" to allow KidRocket.exe to access the internet, so it will be able to retrieve and display webpages.
We recommend that you stay in unlocked mode the first time running Kidrocket and the web browser feature, so you can simply minimize the application to answer "Yes" to the prompt.
What kid safe sites are included?
KidRocket - KidSafe Version
PBS Kids - www.pbskids.com
Sesame Street - www.sesamestreet.com
LEGO - www.lego.com
National Geographic Kids - www.nationalgeographic.com
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Government fights online child abuse The government has today launched a new law enforcement agency to tackle online child exploitation.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre headed by the former deputy director general of the National Crime Squad, Jim Gamble, will work with charities and IT firms to take down criminally obscene material from the internet.
Internet and online payment firms such as Microsoft, AOL and Visa will also co-operate with CEOP to track down internet sex offenders.
The centre will develop IT systems to track sex offenders and disseminate intelligence globally.
CEOP chief executive Jim Gamble says the launch of the new centre is the most significant development in child protection in years and is a response to an explosion in child abuse.
'What we have to understand is that behind every image online there is a child in the real world being abused. Behind every online chat there is the potential that your child may be speaking to a sex offender. That is a harsh reality,' said Gamble.
The agency will also launch an online awareness campaign to educate parents and children about the risks associated with chat rooms.
CEOP will also have direct input into the development of new security features online, which aim to make browsers and websites safer for children.
While activity by the Internet Watch Foundation has dramatically reduced the number of child abuse images hosted in the UK, paedophiles are also distributing images via chat rooms and emails.
A recent police operation seized over 750,000 obscene images, while over eight million children and young people in the UK use the internet.
'That is not to say of course that the internet isn't a great place. It is a great environment – one that is full of learning and fun opportunities. What we are saying to children, young people and parents is that by putting awareness first you will reduce the opportunities for harm,' said Gamble.
The agency will also increase its fight against the paedophiles spreading the images over the internet, he said.
'If you are a sex offender – get help or get caught. The internet will increasingly expose you to new policing powers and will cease to be the anonymous place that it once was,' said Gamble.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own young persons website which has been designed and written specifically for young people of secondary school age.
It will at a later date include content and interactive games for primary aged children.
The website is called 'thinkuknow' which you may have heard of already or seen a presentation at school. You can access the site at www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
BBC launches learning site The BBC is launching a new learning service for five to 16-year-olds this weekend.
BBC Jam aims primarily to put children in charge of what, when, where and how they want to learn, although it also hopes to encourage parents to be more involved in their children's education. The service will combine curriculum-based activities, video games, audio and animation. It works best with a broadband connection but will still function with dial-up services as it detects what speed a user has the first time they log on and remembers the settings for subsequent visits.
There will be 20 topics throughout the year. The first six are maths and English for five to seven-year-olds, science for seven to nine-year-olds, geography for seven to 11-year-olds, French for 11 to 14-year-olds and business studies for 14 to 16-year-olds.
It will continue to add content and topics covering all areas of the national curriculum until the autumn of 2008, making it the BBC's most comprehensive education service. It is available free of charge at any time.
Mark Thompson, BBC director-general, said in a statement: "Learning has been one of the three pillars of the BBC since the 1920s and it remains so today.
"I'm extremely proud that we have been able to design a service in discussion with the young people who will use it, to bridge the gap between home and the classroom by creating something innovative and distinctive which really works for them."