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Web of Trust (WOT) attends FOSI conference to discuss the innovative ways WOT keeps children safe online

Child safety is a driving force of the safe surfing tool, Web of Trust (WOT), which shows the websites you can trust based on the real-life experiences of millions of web users and trusted technical sources. Out of 30 million sites rated by the community for trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety, 4.5 million of them are rated dangerous for children.

Washington, DC ( PRWEB) November 9, 2010

WOT is attending the Family Online Safety Institute’s 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC. CMO Deborah Salmi will discuss the innovative way WOT can keep kids safe online with policymakers, Internet industry leaders, educators, legislators, law enforcement, Internet safety advocates, teachers, and technologists.

The WOT community has identified the four largest categories among risky websites:

  • Adult content including age-inappropriate material meant for adults: Content depicting nudity, sexual content, violence, vulgar or hateful language or content that encourages dangerous or illegal activities.
  • Software including free and licensed software
  • Entertainment including movies, games, music, screensavers, smileys that often include a malicious file
  • User- generated content such as hate sites and instructions for drug taking or suicide

“WOT’s 15 million users are an excellent resource for finding and indentifying websites which are inappropriate for kids,” said Vesa Perälä, CEO of WOT. “Every home and classroom benefits from installing the free WOT add-on to help children get the best out of the web and avoid the worst.”

WOT helps to keep children safe online

Children need to be educated and instructed to use the Internet correctly. The free WOT add-on is suitable for use in homes, schools and kindergartens to guide children to avoid online risks when they use the Internet. The traffic light WOT reputation symbols are easy to understand even by small kids: Green for safe, yellow for cautious and red for danger.

WOT settings can easily be customized to give a warning or block the sites that the WOT community of millions of web users have rated as potentially harmful for children. For more information: www.mywot.com

About WOT Services

WOT Services is the company behind Web of Trust (WOT), the leading community-based safe surfing tool that uses an intuitive traffic-light rating system to help web users stay safe as they search, surf and shop online. Web site ratings are powered by a fast growing worldwide community of 15 million users who have rated the reputation of 30 million websites based on their experiences in terms of trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. The add-on works with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari and is a 100% free download.