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Glasgow, Scotland, 2011/03/18 - Identity verification technology from NetIDme has been adopted by internet chat provider, – protecting 6 million users’ online safety and reducing the threat of cyber bullying - NetIDme.com.
World’s biggest chat provider, Noesis has just signed a deal with identity specialists, NetIDme in a bid to guard the safety of their 6 million users worldwide.
The move came the day following President Obama’s renewed emphasis on cyber bullying at the White House Bullying Prevention Summit. The NetIDme - Noesis venture will help to reduce the risk of such bullying, facilitate the protection of children from online predators and reduce instances of communities being infiltrated by unwanted impersonators.
With the NetIDme system in place, Noesis users will be able to verify their identity when interacting with other chatters. Upon completion of NetIDme’s verification process, users will receive their own unique NetID. Using this they will be able to prove their first name, age, sex and general location safely if they wish to, without giving out any other personal identifiable information. The level of information shared between chatters strikes the delicate balance of being informative enough to verify credentials without revealing personally identifiable information and so contributes towards preventing identity theft.
Providing verification of identity represents a step in the right direction towards discouraging stalking, bullying and other forms of anti-social behaviour in a chat room setting. Although the NetID does not disclose everything about the individual, NetIDs in effect remove anonymity from interactions – a large contributing factor in poor online behaviour.
As a result of the NetIDme - Noesis link up, children will be able to interact with other children, safe in the knowledge that those they are talking to are indeed the age they say they are. Consequently, concerns of parents will be eased as youngsters are shielded from interactions with individuals of an inappropriate age or who are prone to inappropriate behaviour.
The protection provided by this link up extends to chatters of all ages.
NetIDme Ltd was founded in August 2006 by Alex Hewitt after he was concerned over his daughter's use of instant messaging. He was astonished to find that of the 150 people on his daughter's online friends list she knew only 50.
The company provides patented identity verification and communication solutions for online communities and ecommerce sites. The NetIDme service is able to verify users across 131 countries.
Noesis Systems Ltd is an international social media provider with multi user chat rooms, communities, forums and games specialising in promoting a friendly and open environment for all ages.
Founded in January 2009 but with roots going back to 1999, it is partially based on the advanced Chat and community products built by Jubii Denmark and Lycos Europe. It was previously known as the Lycos, Jubii, Spray and Yahoo Chats across Europe.