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.

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“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.”



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