Internet Safari 1.0
— which debuted at the 21st Annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on Jan. 11 — will be available to both the education and the home markets. It will be launched at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in Austin, TX.
has pressed 10,000 CDs to give out to educators, school district superintendents, school administrators, and members of the media attending the TCEA conferences. In addition, several features of Internet Safari that have been specifically designed to facilitate Internet use in the classroom environment will also be unveiled for the first time at the educational show.
Designed around a jungle safari theme, Internet Safari creates a portal to the Internet for young children with cartoon animals, jungle sounds and more. Internet Safari offers parents and educators peace of mind while children surf the Internet, said Benjamin Shell, chairman and CEO for Heartsoft.
Under development for nearly two years, Internet Safari is designed to augment the cognitive thinking abilities of young children by encouraging exploration of the Internet. It integrates multi-level security protocols with patent-pending graphic image analysis and detection technology. Internet Safari empowers children with the ability to experience the wonders of the World Wide Web while being cuddled in virtual safety, according to the software’s developer. See our
Jan. 5 report for details.
“It is advantageous in the education market to use high-density traffic periods, like those which surround education conferences, to lay the groundwork for the major introduction of a product like Internet Safari,” said Benjamin Shell, C.E.O. of Heartsoft, in a press announcement. “Both FETC and TCEA are important because these are where the education industry begins to strategize the allocation of funds for its next round of major purchases.”
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