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February 05, 2013

Liberty Global and EU Release eSafety Video for Parents on 'Safer Internet Day'

Liberty Global (News - Alert), in collaboration with European Schoolnet (EUN) and the European Commission, has launched a video for parents concerned about their children’s activity online.

The video named “Who are your kids talking to online?” is the first in a series of animations called “The Digital Universe of Your Children.” The initiative is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day.

Manuel Kohnstamm, senior vice president and chief policy officer at Liberty Global, said, “We believe that the best way to protect younger users is to educate and empower them with the information and tools they need to safeguard themselves. Building on the tools that we have created to date, this appealing new animation series encourages parents to actively engage with their children regarding their online activities. Digital parenting in an open dialogue should be a natural part of modern parenthood.”

This three-minute video provides guidance to parents in improving their digital parenting skills by empowering them with the knowledge and resources needed to protect their children online.

The video offers tips on eight key online issues that youngsters might encounter when using the Web, including: Privacy on Social Networks, Online Gaming, Blocking, Risks Online, Online Friends, Meeting Strangers, Personal Information and Online Reputation.

The product will be rolled out across Liberty Global’s operations, and is available in several language versions, including English, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Czech and Spanish.

Neelie Kroes, vice president of European Commission, said, “Tomorrow's world, our economy and society, will be a digital one: and kids will have to play a full part in that. By encouraging creativity online, we can help kids make positive use of the Internet. If we help children and young people develop their digital skills safely, they can make the most of the online world, with the abilities and tools to learn, participate, and have fun online.”

Liberty Global was recently in the news when the company selected a number of JDA solutions in the third quarter of 2012. Each one, including JDA Fulfillment, JDA Demand, JDA Demand Classification, JDA Collaborate and JDA Cloud Perform, was chosen to optimize and centralize supply planning and procurement, increase inventory visibility and decrease inventory levels across a supply chain supporting 11 European countries.

Edited by Braden Becker

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