Yahoo said today it is launching Yahoo Safely, ahead of Safer Internet Day on February 8, in an effort to create safer online experiences for young people.
Yahoo Safely allows users in 26 countries and 14 languages to access information and advices on making better choices online. The site aims to to inform parents, educators, and young people in their own languages about important topics, such as managing digital reputations, avoiding cyber-bullying, and learning how to minimize risks on mobile devices.
“Online safety has long been a priority for Yahoo, and we are proud to celebrate Safer Internet Day with the launch of Yahoo Safely in 26 countries,” said Catherine Teitelbaum, Yahoo’s director of child safety and product policy.
“With Yahoo Safely, we are giving kids, teens, and parents around the world the tools they need to make smart digital decisions and to deal with the important online issues they face every day.”
Yahoo Safely offers information to users in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada (English and French), Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
In addition, Yahoo! Maktoob recently launched Yahoo! Safety Oasis which educates Arabic-speaking children about how to surf the Net and protect their personal privacy.