Helping Students Monkey Around on the Web
The Surf Monkey Bar and Surf Monkey Kids Channel from SurfMonkey.com are designed to protect, guide and entertain kids during their cyber travels. Together, the products provide a complete solution for online safety and help kids realize the full potential of the Internet.
With its dashboard-like qualities, the Surf Monkey Bar is a free navigational tool to ensure safe and easy Internet exploration. It quickly and easily installs from the SurfMonkey.com Web site and resides at the bottom of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. There is a password-protected toggle switch for parents to turn the Bar on and off. It uses SurfMonkey.com's proprietary in-page filtering technology that provides real-time blocking of inappropriate language on Web sites, in e-mail and during chat sessions.
The Surf Monkey Kids Channel is a launching pad to the best Web content. It features a Cool Sites directory with a collection of more than 3,000 hand-picked and cataloged sites ideally suited for kids. Also included are things like e-mail, private chat rooms and bulletin boards that allow students to create their own online communities. SurfMonkey.com, Inc., Campbell, CA, (408) 556-2060, www.surfmonkey.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.