Kidz.net Launches UK Service

Kidz.net, which
provides a subscriber-based Internet service for families and
schools, has launched in the UK.


It opened its European
headquarters in London and its new service on
www.kidznet.co.uk.


Kidz.net takes an original approach to providing subscription-based
services. It selects and reviews Web sites for their suitability,
then makes them available through a specially designed browser.


Over a hundred thousand sites are included in the Kidz.net
scheme, divided into six channels. Excluded are any sites
dealing with drugs, guns, pornography, etc. Users cannot
jump to unsuitable sites from those that are permitted, says
the vendor.


“Education sites are linked directly with The National
Curriculum making this one of the biggest and best secure
resources of its type available,” said Mark Watson, group
communications director of Kidz.net.


“In the near future you will witness Kidz.net evolve into
a complete electronic community serving all the needs of
the family in all age groups.”


Kidz.net, founded in the United States, has evolved a
strategy to make its service a global resource. Its
European partners include World Online and it has
already established an office in Australia.


Kidz.net is being provided in the UK at a monthly fee
of £2.95 ($4.70), or a special introductory annual fee
of £29.95 ($48). A free, entry-level service is being
offered to schools.

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