Opera Promotes Safe Surfing in India, Greets Chinese Users in Their Language
Article by George Norman
On 03 Aug 2011
Here are a couple of news from Norwegian developer Opera Software, news that I thought go well together. The first one is that Opera Software has teamed up with IAMAI (which is short for Internet and Mobile Association of India) to promote online safety in India. Opera Software explained that as part of its long-term commitment to creating safer online experiences for youth, it has decided to partner up with IAMAI and launch a “Safe Surfing Campaign” with the aim of educating students how to stay safe online.

As part of the campaign, IAMAI Consultant and Advisor Rakshit Tandon and Opera Software Web Evangelist Shwetank Dixit will visit schools in Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Mysore and Hyderabad and they will conduct sessions on safe internet browsing. Six grade students and above will be taught how to be safe and responsible online. The campaign, as Opera Software explained, will have a positive impact on 25,000 students in West and South India.

Advertising

“The Internet is an extremely important tool and resource catering to all groups of people, regardless of age or location. However, the Internet is not without its risks and dangers,” said Shwetank Dixit. “Internet security is a top priority in Opera Software and education is the key to Internet safety. We have an obligation to educate children, teenagers, parents and teachers, so they, too, can get the most out of their web experience.”

“We always advise children not to talk to strangers and remain vigilant while crossing road; similar rules need to be applied to the Internet as well,” said Rakshit Tandon. “With young kids becoming tech savvy, it has become extremely critical to educate them on the pros and cons of Internet surfing at an early stage.”

For additional information on the “Safe Surfing Campaign” visit iamai.in/safesurf/.

Moving on, the second news is that Opera Software has added support for Traditional Chinese for its opera.com website. Users who have their browser set to Traditional Chinese, will be automatically directed to the Traditional Chinese version of opera.com.

“Traditional Chinese users represent a fast growing community for Opera and they actively give us advice for product improvement,” says Vincent Li, Country Manager Taiwan, Opera Software. “With localized content offered by Opera.com, My Opera and Opera Portal, we hope to engage more users in their preferred language and make Opera better. Participation changes everything.”



Tags: Opera Software, Security
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 14 Aug 2017
Opera Max, the Android app that uses compression technology to help you save data and get up to 50% more from your data plan, has been discontinued. The app is no longer featured on Opera.com and it’s no longer listed on Google Play.
By George Norman on 17 Jul 2017
If you want top notch protection for your Windows computer, you can’t go wrong by getting something developed by the internationally renowned security company Kaspersky Lab. The problem is that…
By George Norman on 31 Jul 2017
Are people taking better care of their passwords, or have their password habits changed for the worse? To get an answer to that question, data loss prevention software company Digital Guardian surveyed a thousand people about their password security habits and found that...
By George Norman on 26 Jul 2017
Top-notch real-time protection against viruses doesn’t have to cost money, not if you go with the recently introduced Kaspersky Free antivirus solution. It may not come with a lot of bells and whistles, but it nicely covers all the basics and...
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Opera Promotes Safe Surfing in India, Greets Chinese Users in Their Language
HTML Linking Code