The IFPI today (Oct. 10) welcomed the launch in Britain of an Internet safety campaign directed at helping parents better support their children's safe endeavors in cyberspace.

The IFPI today (Oct. 10) welcomed the launch in Britain of an Internet safety campaign directed at helping parents better support their children's safe endeavors in cyberspace.

The "Know IT All For Parents" project is spearheaded by Childnet International, the child welfare charity.

Through the initiative, interactive CD-ROMs will be delivered to roughly 100,000 families who are to receive a computer over the next two years as part of the government's national "Computers for Pupils" program.

The disc will carry information and links to the free software tool Digital File Check (DFC), which is endorsed and supported by Pro-music, the international music sector initiative promoting legitimate music online. It also links to numerous safety organizations, where parents can report their concerns.

"This is the best educational initiative of its kind that I have seen that [it] helps explain the safety and legal issues around music downloading," comments John Kennedy, chairman and CEO of IFPI, in a statement.

The IFPI collaborated with the Motion Picture Assn. to develop the DFC anti-piracy software, which was unveiled in September 2005. In addition to highlighting the existing 350 legal music sites, users can use DFC to delete unwanted peer-to-peer file-sharing programs.