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Trend Micro Safeguards Kids from the Dangers of Social Networks

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Trend Micro’s global product manager and mom, Laura Martinez joins Dave and Bill today in the CyberHood... To talk about: Trend Micro announcing its latest consumer solution, Online Guardian, a tool designed to help parents monitor their kids’ social networking activity.


Trend Micro Online Guardian, an easy to use solution for parents that provides insight into their children’s online activities to address concerns before it’s too late.


CUPERTINO, Calif., March 7, 2011 -- Trend Micro unveiled Trend Micro™ Online Guardian for Families today, the company’s first product designed for parents concerned about their kids’ social networking activities. With comprehensive parental controls, social network monitoring, and Internet filtering, Trend Micro Online Guardian gives parents the tools they need to keep up with their children’s Internet and social networking activities and take action to keep them safe while they are using their cell phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.


“Keeping our kids safe online is critical. As busy parents who may or may not have the technical know-how, it’s hard to keep up with our kids online,” said Carol Carpenter, executive general manager for the consumer and small business units at Trend Micro and also a mother of two digitally-savvy kids. “Our vision with Trend Micro Online Guardian is to provide the tools and information for parents to become aware of their kids’ online activities, to generate healthy family dialogue, and to prevent problems before they happen.”


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