Dolphin Digital Media launches family Internet solution to keep kids safer online

    - New easy to use software empowers parents to manage their child's
    Internet experience -

    TORONTO, April 14 /CNW/ - Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTC BB: DPDM) has
launched Dolphin Secure ( - a family Internet solution
developed in Canada that allows parents to tailor and manage their children's
experiences online. Dolphin Secure quickly and easily downloads onto any
computer in the home; and, using an easy-to-use, on-screen dashboard and
unique identification system, parental guidelines can be applied to each child
whenever and wherever they go online.
    Dolphin Secure provides a safer online environment for children. After
registering on the website, each time an Internet browser or an Instant
Messaging application is opened on a Dolphin Secure computer, a log-in page is
triggered. Children simply enter their username and scan their fingerprint.
The system identifies each child by matching their fingerprint to a unique
number inside Dolphin Secure - no more passwords to share, steal, or even
remember. Upon identification, each child's personal, customizable home page
within either "Dolphin Surf" or "Dolphin Surf Kids" (the Dolphin family of
social networks) becomes promptly loaded. From there the child is free to
explore the Internet and seek new friends within the parameters established
for that specific child by their parent.
    For example, a mother of three children could allow her older children
the freedom to visit more sites than her youngest child. Furthermore, she may
allow her youngest child to only instant message with a select group of
friends but allow her middle child to speak to all other children of the same
age or younger, while allowing her oldest child to speak to anyone within the
Dolphin Secure system. No one over the age of 18 is invited into Dolphin Surf
or Dolphin Surf Kids. With the Dolphin Secure system recognizing each child
upon login, these rules will be followed on whichever computer in the house
any child is using.
    "One of the first rules a parent teaches a child is to not talk to
strangers and at Dolphin Digital Media we created communities for kids that
will extend that rule to the online world," states Bill O'Dowd, CEO, Dolphin
Digital Media. "Dolphin Secure was developed for parents as a tool to provide
much-needed peace of mind. We understand that parents cannot be everywhere at
once, hovering over their child's shoulder as they use the Internet. Dolphin
Secure ensures that a parent's rules for online usage are followed."
    With Dolphin Secure, parents have the tools to protect their children
from three leading threats of the Internet including dangers of viewing
unsuitable content, contact with online predators, and anonymous communication
requests that often lead to cyberbullying. Dolphin Secure allows a parent to
establish guidelines of suitable sites, customizable for each individual
child. Furthermore Dolphin Secure's fingerprint identification system serves
as a great deterrent to online predators and also eliminates the use of
anonymous usernames and passwords that lead to many forms of online
    "As a working mom, my children always see me at the computer and try to
emulate me," said Erica Ehm, mother of two and founder of
"It's impossible to continuously monitor them, but with this new software I
can manage what they see and who they chat to - even when I'm not there."
    Dolphin Secure currently works for PCs using Windows XP or Vista
operating systems and is available in two cost-effective versions - Dolphin
Secure and Dolphin Basic. A version available for Mac computers is expected to
be released shortly after launch.
    For more information about Dolphin Secure, please visit

    Dolphin Digital Media
    Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. creates and manages social networking
websites for children utilizing state-of the-art user-verification technology.
As a leading developer of Internet safety technology operating in the
entertainment, digital media, e-commerce and information technology sectors,
there is a focus on the growing global market for social networking,
downloadable entertainment content and branded merchandise sales.
    At the heart of Dolphin Digital Media's high-tech security platform are
the solutions of its technology partners: Novell Corporation, Stratacache,
Rackspace, and 123ID, all integrated through an exclusive worldwide license
with Weblock International. Working with its technology partners, DDM is able
to offer a proprietary platform of identity management and database solutions.
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