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VANCOUVER’S KIDZWORLD LOOKS TO THE CLOUD TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND

Jul 20, 2011

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(Vancouver, BC) Kidzworld, the world’s largest fully monitored safe social media network for kids has made the transition to the Amazon Cloud, as demand from its ever growing user-base continued to expand.

Embracing new technology as a web-based company is vital. The family run company felt confident that making the change was not only necessary but an exciting step in its evolution as a safe place for kids to engage with peers worldwide, while preserving their anonymity.  Parents can feel confident letting their kids spend their time on the web at Kidzworld.

Commenting on the move, Kidzword founder, President and father Allen Achilles stated:  “we made the move for a number of reasons. By locating our servers in the Eastern US with international redundancies we are able to offer a much faster experience to our users. Server capacity can also be expanded virtually instantly with nominal costs. As a father, I understand the concerns parents have for their children when online.  Making kids understand how unsafe it is to share personal information is an ongoing challenge, but the reality is, kids spend a lot of time on the web.  We have created a safe social network where kids can chat, talk about issues of being kids, read about their favourite celebrities, get homework help and really, grow and be kids.”

From a tech standpoint, website developer Clarke Brundson of FreeRunning Technologies commented on the transition:  “As a website, we felt like a land-locked country. We had lots of plans for expansion, but were trapped by the taxed limits of our hardware and sever setup.  Amazon's services were a lifesaver,  S3, EC2, RDS, SES and Route 53 now provide the backbone of our functionality. We can dynamically spin up instances of any size on the fly to handle our diverse set of services and workloads”

Kidzworld, founded in 2001 is the largest safe, social network for kids ages 9-14 and is constantly monitoring and evolving its safety detection. With over 1.8 million registered users around the world, this vibrant community grows each day.

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kim@kidzworld.com

604.790.2301

www.kidzworld.com

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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
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skylar245
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"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
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rainbowpoptart
rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
"skylar245" wrote:Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help.
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"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest. ​Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible
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