partners with S4F Technologies to bring innovative educational technology
solution to the K-12 marketplace
LONG BEACH, Calif. October 22, 2001) – Futurekids, Inc., a
leading global provider of education technology solutions with offices in
over 65 countries, has partnered with S4F Technologies, a leader in
Internet filtering technology. Through the partnership, Futurekids will
offer its own version of S4F’s proprietary filtering solution to K-12
schools and districts both domestically and abroad.
”As the number
of schools coming online reaches critical mass, it becomes imperative to
ensure that our children are not exposed to pornography, and other harmful
material online,” says Alex Kaplan, Futurekids CEO.
“We are excited
about Futurekids’ entry into the filtering space. We are confident that
our two companies can work together to meet the increased demands for
filtering in the marketplace,” said Christian Ophus, President of S4F
Schools in the United States are required to comply
with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in order to remain
eligible for eRate funding. Futurekids’ S4F filtering meets the
requirements of CIPA.
The partnership will allow both companies to
meet the rapidly growing demand for filtering solutions domestically.
Futurekids has worked with thousands of schools around the world to help
them establish best practices for technology and its effective use in the
Futurekids will also use its global presence to offer
the product internationally through its existing sales and marketing
“The need for filtering solutions internationally is
equal to, if not greater than, the needs domestically. We have the ability
to meet these demands due to our international reach,” says Alex Kaplan
Because of S4F’s proprietary technology, Futurekids will be able
to easily export the filtering service around the
is the premier provider of technology teacher training solutions for
schools and universities around the world. Futurekids has a 22-year record
of success in technology education. Their core competency is providing
technology training as it relates to teaching and learning. They have
relationships and achievements with many key educational partners such as
Intel, IBM and Dell. Futurekids
is privately owned with headquarters in Los
Angeles, CA. For more information on Futurekids, please visit http://www.futurekids.com/.