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TMCNet:  Summer STEM Education Leader Utilizes ContentWatch™ Software to Protect Students from Objectionable Web Content [Global Data Point]

[July 29, 2013]

Summer STEM Education Leader Utilizes ContentWatch™ Software to Protect Students from Objectionable Web Content [Global Data Point]

(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) When it comes to internet safety, parents sending their kids and teens to internalDrive summer tech programs can rest assured. The national leader in youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education has equipped each Mac computer with Net Nanny®, and each PC with ContentProtect® Professional. These award-winning software products from ContentWatch™ protect users from pornography, inappropriate language, online predators, cyber-bullying, and more.

The i-SAFE Foundation has revealed that over 33% of young people have experienced cyberthreats online, ranging from unwanted visuals and advances, to bullying. ContentWatch™ parental control products have thus become a vital resource at internalDrive programs across the nation; where tens of thousands of kids and teens engage in computer education each year.

Programs offered by internalDrive include iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, and intensive, pre-college iD Teen Academies for ages 13-18. Courses in app development, game design, web design, robotics, film, and photography are held at over 60 prestigious universities nationwide. The company guarantees 8:1 student to instructor ratios for personalized instruction, and is outspoken about putting students' safety first.

"We know parents are trusting us to keep students safe at camp, both physically, and virtually while on the computers," says internalDrive President & CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. "ContentWatch software provides peace-of-mind for parents, and helps foster a productive tech learning environment, free from distracting, inappropriate material." Net Nanny® and ContentProtect® Professional permit users to access sites like YouTube, but filter out pages containing bad language or unsuitable content. Administrators can also control which applications are allowed to go online.

"Not all parents are comfortable with online gaming—or students' exposure to unmonitored chat within online games," explains Ingram-Cauchi. "If there is a great game for students, but it has an online component, we can block the game from going online." ContentWatch™ has been providing internet-safety software for families, schools, businesses, and organizations for nearly a decade. The implementation of Net Nanny® and ContentProtect® Professional at iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies has allowed instructors to focus wholly on facilitating quality STEM education, with the assurance that students will be safe online.

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