Dolphin Digital Media Announces Launch of Group Functionality


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MIAMI, Feb. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dolphin Digital Media, Inc.
(OTCBB:DPDM) (, a creator of secure
social networking websites for children utilizing state-of the-art
fingerprint identification technology, is pleased to announce the launch of
group functionality within “Dolphin Surf” on the Dolphin Secure network.

“Our ability to offer children’s organizations a safe way for their children
to chat online will be a game-changer,” states Bill O’Dowd, CEO of Dolphin
Digital Media. “Currently, websites for children’s organizations cater to
the parents, not the children. They only provide basic information, with no
interactivity, because passwords simply don’t work to protect children
online. They can be too easily shared, stolen or guessed. We’ve looked for a
single example of a school website that allows live chat, and we haven’t
found one. When was the last time you saw a child go onto the site of any
extracurricular activity? The reason they don’t go is because there is
nothing for them to do, and what they most want to do is chat with their

Dolphin Secure ( is a revolutionary online
safety product, which requires a fingerprint log-in by every child to access
the Internet from the home computer, thereby ensuring that the parent’s
guidelines for where that child can go, and who that child can talk to,
while online are followed. Every child registered in the Dolphin Secure
system is automatically granted admission into the groundbreaking social
network, “Dolphin Surf,” which becomes their home page (i.e., where they go
after they supply their fingerprint swipe) and which features full social
interactivity including instant messaging and photo sharing — all under the
protection of the Dolphin Secure system. With the launch of groups, Dolphin
Surf invites all children’s organizations (e.g., schools, little leagues,
after-school programs, charitable organizations, etc.) to create their own
mini-sites within Dolphin Surf.

Any group will have the ability to upload content such as videos and photos
to the group page, send out messages to the whole group, write on an
individual member’s “wall,” create a calendar, schedule events, and much
more. Of course, the group sites have the full instant messaging capability
that is a revolutionary aspect of Dolphin Secure, thereby allowing the
children to chat live with each other while viewing the group’s site. For
the first time, a children’s organization can safely create their own
environment with full online interactivity occurring by their children.

“Imagine a Little League site where children can watch and post photos and
videos from last weekend’s games, all while talking to teammates live from
the site,” continues Mr. O’Dowd. “And, imagine adding a fantasy sports
element to the site, wherein the children can actually instant message each
other to trade players. Or a school site that offers live homework help. Or
a national dance organization site that posts competition or instructional
videos and offers live chat for boys and girls around the country. The
possibilities are as endless as the ways you can imagine children
benefitting from the ability to safely chat live while online.”

A group mini-site can be established in five easy steps from the Group
Dashboard within Dolphin Secure, and was designed to be used just as easily
by the technical novice as by the technical expert. Furthermore, Dolphin
Surf offers different levels of privacy for any group,
including: (1) Open: where any child within Dolphin Surf can join (e.g., a
“fan club” started by a child in support of a favorite television show); or
(2) Semi-Private: where a group administrator can set parameters for who can
join their group, such as age range or gender (e.g., a particular Little
League Division only open to boys and girls twelve and under); or (3)
Private: where a group administrator will have to review and approve each
individual who requests to join the group (e.g., a specific Little League

Dolphin Digital Media

Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the cause of online safety for
children. By creating and managing child-friendly social networking websites
utilizing state-of the-art fingerprint identification technology, Dolphin
Digital Media has taken an industry-leading position with respect to
internet safety, as well as digital entertainment. Please visit, for more information.

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