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Erin Rollenhagen

Erin Rollenhagen

The Internet is vast, and while an adult may know where to click and where not to click, a child may not. Pikuzone?s (@Pikuzone) goal is to create a safe environment for children to use email free from spam, strangers, advertisements and games. It allows children to use email without parents being worried or having to look over their shoulder. Pikuzone is a walled garden on the Internet for children to freely explore.

The Internet has percolated into almost every aspect of our lives. At some point children need to be able to use email not only to communicate with friends, but also for schoolwork and staying in touch with family. Being able to use email is a life skill today, but the internet is not a place to let children roam free. Pikuzone allows children to learn the ins and outs of email, while not exposing them to full depth of the Internet.

Broadband has allowed people to reach around the globe in seconds, but development of broadband applications is now maturing. Products like Pikuzone allow for children to further use the great broadband Internet tool.? Like training wheels on a bicycle, Pikuzone helps get children accustomed to sending and receiving emails without parents having to worry they will ?fall off.?