The KidZui Network: Online Safety for Kids

By Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Every parent knows the potential dangers involved with letting their children roam free on the Internet. You know that it isn’t all bad, but you just don’t always have the time to filter through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of The KidZui Network of free online applications.

KidZui offer three innovative solutions that are designed for promoting online safety for kids – a child-friendly version of YouTube, a collection of hand-picked online games, and an Internet browser just for kids. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from each one.

ZuiTube

ZuiTube claims to have the largest selection of kids’ videos anywhere on the web today. Each one is vetted by a panel of teachers and educators who ensure that they are safe for your children to watch. Like YouTube, ZuiTube is organized into channels and it can be searched by keywords, tags, or by popularity.

The player itself is free of ads and will not link to videos outside of this site. New videos are added daily, and the content is a great mixture of education, music, and fun. Click here to visit ZuiTube.

ZuiGames

Visit ZuiGames for a selection of online games that are both safe and fun for children. Game types include action, puzzle, racing, sports, preschool and educational games, so there really is something here for all interests.

Again, the commitment here is online safety for kids. ZuiGames only include games that are 100% student-friendly, and that makes it a great site for parents to let their children explore by themselves. Click here to visit ZuiGames.

KidZui

The award-winning KidZui browser is a free download for parents who want to ensure that their children don’t stray onto unsafe websites. It offers a restricted access to the Internet and will only allow kids the ability to access sites that have already been vetted and deemed safe to use by the KidZui evaluation team.

It is very user-friendly and seamlessly integrates both ZuiGames and ZuiTube to offer a great resource for curious young learners. So, whether they use it for homework, or just for fun, you can be sure that the secure virtual environment that it offers is an impenetrable safe-zone for your children. You can download the browser here.

The world would be a poorer place without the Internet. It is an amazing, multimedia resource that is becoming an integral part of the way children learn, communicate and share information. However, adults know the dangers that it hides. Using The KidZui Network of applications is one of the best ways to ensure online safety for kids while also helping to eliminate the stress and worry of having your children online. Check it out!

Jonathan Wylie is the owner of The Education Technology Blog, a website dedicated to helping teachers advance the use of technology in the classroom. He is a teacher, husband, and proud father, but also works as a freelance writer for several online publications.  Jonathan is originally from Scotland, but now lives and works in rural Iowa. He has a love for education, photography, computers, and just about any gadget that he can get his hands on.

Posted in Technology on March 10th, 2011 | Permalink | Comments »

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