Have young children? You might want to check this out, particularly if they’re taking their first steps on the Web right about now.
KidZui, the web browser that’s built for kids, is today launching KidZui 5.0, featuring more functionality for parents and children to discover and share the Internet together.
With one click, children can now send KidZui-approved videos, websites, and pictures to their parents with the browser’s new built-in ‘KidConnect’ capabilities. Parents can now also easily send content directly to their children to return the favor. Essentially, KidZui aims to maximize parent and child computer screen time as an opportunity to connect and converse with each other through shared content online.
KidZui says it currently boasts over 2 million games, websites, photographs and videos, and that all of them are approved jointly by parents and teachers.
New in version 5.0 is that parents can now use Facebook to digitally hook up with other parents and to connect their kids with one another, providing an opportunity to create friendship and community online through the social network. KidZui, which is available for Windows, Mac and as a Firefox plugin, will continue to provide weekly activity e-mail reports to parents about their apparent kids’ interests.
KidZui has also recently launched a kid-appropriate video destination site dubbed ZuiTube.
The company, which is backed by approximately $10 million in funding, claims more than 1 million children and parents have registered for the service since its launch in 2008. KidZui’s audience is said to have grown 300% in the past year, mostly through word of mouth.
Still according to the company, children have spent more than 5 million hours using the KidZui browser, visited over 100 million web pages, videos and photographs, and shared over 4.4 million items with each other. Yours on it yet?
For a cool alternative, check out KIDO’Z’ kid-friendly media browser too.