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2010-10-13 13:55:00

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple a patent to help prevent youth from using "age inappropriate" language in iPhone text messages. The patent includes "systems, devices and methods" for filtering "text-based messages" that contain "objectionable content."  Apple filed the patent in 2008. It will help ensure young people are not using their iPhones to send text messages containing swear words or suggestive language, which is also known as "sexting." The...

2010-06-23 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Get Game Smart, in cooperation with several members of Congress, will host the first Capitol Hill Family Game Night tonight. Members of Congress, congressional staff members and their families will gather to learn helpful tips on managing their family's digital media use. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo Xbox 360 parental controls and play the latest family-friendly Xbox 360 titles such as "The Beatles: Rock...

2010-06-01 08:12:00

ATLANTA, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the new Apple iPad version of its porn-blocking Safe Eyes Mobile browser, InternetSafety.com is holding a Twitter contest for a free 16GB Wi-Fi iPad. The winner will receive the iPad along with a link to download a free copy of Safe Eyes Mobile to the tablet, supporting Apple founder Steve Jobs' recent statements that he wants the iPad to remain porn-free. Simply follow @safeeyes on Twitter (to allow InternetSafety.com to find the winner) and...

2010-04-14 08:12:00

ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- InternetSafety.com announced today that Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the high-profile talk radio host whose program reaches approximately 9 million listeners weekly, will recommend the company's Safe Eyes family Internet filtering software to help parents protect children from inappropriate online content and contact. The software automatically blocks children's access to objectionable websites on PCs and Macs as well as on the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod...

2010-04-05 09:05:00

ATLANTA, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- InternetSafety.com today announced that Safe Eyes Mobile, the first filtered web browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch, will also protect children using Apple's new iPad tablet by enabling parents to restrict access to inappropriate online content. Utilizing award-winning Safe Eyes filtering technology, Safe Eyes Mobile for the iPad will automatically block 35 categories of web sites while also offering the same pinch-and-tap zoom, bookmarks and built-in...

2010-03-23 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, cyber bullying and exposure to cyber predators are at an all-time high. According to the DOJ study, more than 43% of teenagers report being victims of cyber bullying. In those cases 9 out of 10 victims knew the person/persons who were bullying them, and only 10% ever told their parents what was going on. These are scary statistics to learn of when considering the number...

2010-03-23 08:51:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With millions of pre-teens and teenagers carrying mobile phones, instances of cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying and "sexting" (sending sexually explicit images or text messages) are on the rise, and has resulted in everything from the prosecution of children and parents to teen suicide. To help parents protect their children from these "mobile assaults," SMobile Systems, the leading provider of security solutions for mobile phones, has unveiled the...

2010-02-23 08:13:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With 25 million American households watching online TV shows or movies, objectionable content that parents block on the family TV or avoid in the local movie theater is just a click away on the family computer. Now InternetSafety.com figuratively changes the channel with Safe Eyes® 6, the first family Internet management software that includes the ability to control children's access to online TV based on standard TV and movie ratings....

2010-02-16 07:25:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With the proliferation of electronic gadgets in the hands of young people, parents are finding it increasingly difficult to control how much electronic media their children consume. A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that children 8-18 are now plugged into an electronic media device 7 1/2 hours a day on average and, through "media multitasking," are actually cramming almost 11 hours of media into those 7 1/2 hours. The same study...

2010-01-20 10:31:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With all the excitement over holiday gifts of computers or smartphones for Johnny or Susie, parents may forget one important thing: the millions of pages of pornography and other inappropriate Internet content that is just a click or a misspelled URL away. Web filtering software like Safe Eyes for PCs and Macs, or a filtering-enabled Internet browser like Safe Eyes Mobile for Apple iPhones and related devices, can erase the worry by blocking access to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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