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Byline: George Avalos
Jul. 25--OAKLAND, Calif.--An East Bay company is using a human touch to help make sure kids don't stumble into one of the Internet's red-light districts.
It's called The Children's Internet and is a new way to filter out objectionable online material. Devised by Two Dog Net Inc., The Children's Internet is a Web site that can protect youths from the seamy and dangerous alleyways that snake through the Net.
You can think of the program as an online gated community. Two Dog Net employs a panel of researchers who scour pages on the Internet to determine if they are appropriate for a child aged 3 through 14 to see. If the files pass muster, they are included in the Web pages that can be delivered to your computer by The Children's Network.