May 28, 2009
New Service from OCN Provides Children with Safer Internet
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that customers of NTT Com’s "OCN" Internet access service can take advantage of a new offering to make home computers and the Internet safer for their children.
The service, named "OCN Kids Care," was launched in response to children’s increasing access to potentially harmful sites on the Internet. The service not only allows parents to set rules for Internet usage and then change settings remotely if necessary, it also helps to create a transparent atmosphere in which parents and their children can openly discuss Internet safety issues.
OCN Kids Care provides a dedicated application for managing access to specific websites that contain certain kinds of content. The application also can block the usage of inappropriate software or applications in the PC.
A PC can be locked after a specified period of use or before/after a specified time of day, but parents can unlock the PC as required, even remotely via a mobile phone or PC.
OCN Kids Care can send parents an email if a child attempts to access a site with inappropriate content or use the PC during blocked hours. Actual screen images can be viewed regularly or even remotely in real time via a mobile phone or PC.
The monthly service fee is 315 yen (including tax) per PC, but there is no charge in the first month of usage. As a special introductory offer, NTT Com is waiving the fee between May 28 and July 31. To apply, visit http://kidscare.ocn.ne.jp (Japanese only).
NTT Com’s associated company, NTT Resonant, already offers various child-oriented services for Internet safety, including the "Kids-goo" website. The OCN Kids Care and Kids-goo websites will now collaborate in the production of special content aimed at developing greater awareness and understanding of Internet safety for children.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.