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« on: October 03, 2007, 06:05:30 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21116555/

Miss America launches own browser
Kid-friendly browser designed to keep children away from dangerous sites


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Seven years ago, 13-year-old Lauren Nelson and a few friends entered an Internet chat room during a sleepover. Within a week, an online predator was e-mailing one of them lurid photos.

"We were chatting with people we didn't know, which was our first mistake, and someone asked for our personal information," she said. "A week later, he sent some inappropriate pictures to one of my friends. We were all scared, and told our parents, who contacted the authorities."

Now Nelson, who is the reigning Miss America, is the centerpiece of a new kid-friendly Internet browser designed to keep children away from dangerous online sites and contacts.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 06:07:06 PM »

LMAO
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 06:17:38 PM »

LMAO

Really?

I realize there are lots of ways to keep your kids away from the freaks and nothing beats, errrrmmm, actually knowing WTF they're doing but I applaud all approaches.  This one seems non-intrusive, entirely optional and hopefully fairly effective.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 06:22:02 PM »

Sure, it sounds great, but what if you got rid of the 'Miss America' affiliation (I'm sure a lot of ten year old boys would be happy), and if you made sure that all 10,318 Web sites were not some kind of kiddie-spam, it would work.

Wait, maybe you could set your browser up yourself to do the same things!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 07:55:19 PM »

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When a surfing session begins, the theme song "There she is, Miss America" plays as an animated version of Nelson walks forward on the screen in a gown, complete with a tiara that glistens every few seconds. The image floats around the screen as her arm and hand do the sweeping pageant wave.

"Hi, it's your Miss America, Lauren Nelson," the image says. "Let's hang out and surf the Web!"

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 07:57:45 PM »

Even EAGLE is cynical.  Uisce surrenders too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 08:11:35 PM »

Even EAGLE is cynical.  Uisce surrenders too.

lol, you forgot the flag though. Wink Yield
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 08:11:54 PM »

Even EAGLE is cynical.  Uisce surrenders too.

rofl

Just think there's a bit of self-promotion involved.  Not to mention, if it was a browser I was using, and it won't be, I'd get sick of her popping up for every session.  Let me rephrase that, before she appeared for the first time I'd be tired of it. 

Also not to mention, it looks all frilly and annoying.  I couldn't stand that gui for 10 minutes.  Even as a kid, I liked practical and useful.  You're talking to the kid who always had her crayons arranged according to the spectrum.  Useful, organized, practical, logical, etc.

I also won't be downloading it for the little ones.  When they're old enough to have internet privileges, we'll do our own customizing. 


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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 08:13:28 PM »

Just think there's a bit of self-promotion involved.

Just a little. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 08:16:36 PM »

I don't think it's targeted at 20 year old young ladies.   Wink

I think once one has children one takes all the help one can get.  My son wanted me to buy him a "clean" song from ITMS this evening.  Well, it was rap of sorts and I have this little policy when it comes to rap.  No matter what I peek at the lyrics.  I got an eyeful on this particular tune.  Let's just say it was NSFE&T.

Trust me, something like this for my eight year old...  I'm all over it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007, 08:18:40 PM »

I don't think it's targeted at 20 year old young ladies.   Wink

Trust me, something like this for my eight year old...  I'm all over it.

1.  Bingo.

2.  Bingo.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007, 08:22:33 PM »


Trust me, something like this for my eight year old...  I'm all over it.

Stroh beat me to it but you're dead on. Of course my almost 11 year old is starting to use the internet more and more for school and such so I'm keeping my eye on everything.

My little one is captivated by princesses and that's what Miss America looks like. I could see something like this being useful.
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2007, 08:24:14 PM »

Yay, reinforcements.   Wink Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2007, 08:25:19 PM »

Yay, reinforcements.   Wink Grin

Haha. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2007, 08:26:04 PM »

Yay, reinforcements.   Wink Grin

Us 'old' guys have to stick together. We need all the help we can get.  Cheesy

Young whippersnappers these days, why I oughta........
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