Capture1 In honour of Safer Internet Day yesterday, Microsoft and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) launched the “Click Clever, Click Safe, Click CEOP” internet browser, part of Internet Explorer 8.

Once installed, the browser puts a CEOP button on the Internet Explorer 8 toolbar. When a parent clicks this button, they can access free internet safety advice, report abuse or seek further help if they need it.

More information and a free download of the browser can be found at this link:  http://www.ceop.gov.uk/ie8/

The BBC picked up the story of the browser yesterday, and early feedback has been positive already. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

In addition, we’ve also released a guide for parents that helps them keep their children safe online. The guide can be downloaded for free from Microsoft’s web site HERE.

Add this to the presentation and materials we provided in a blog last month – for schools to offer internet safety workshops for parents, and it’s a complete package for your schools, fellow teachers and parents.