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Garfield Hangs Ten on the World Wide Wave(TM).

- New Online Service Seeks to Address Parental Concerns While

Making the Internet a Fun and Educational Destination for Kids -

SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ --

For parents concerned about their children encountering inappropriate content on the Internet, Garfield, the world's favorite cat, announced today a sneak preview of Garfield Island, a free kid-safe browser and online community that offers the highest level of fun and security.

Scheduled to arrive Summer 2001, Garfield Island provides kids with entertaining games, activities, stories, secure email, and real-time chat rooms. It is a great alternative to the open and unrestricted Internet and offers the most comprehensive, kid-friendly content that is age appropriate for kids ranging from 5-12 years old.

"I am very delighted to designate Garfield as the official tour guide of the World Wide Wave(TM) by way of Garfield Island -- a place where kids can hang out and play, while their parents sit back and relax," said Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. "After all, Garfield is all about 'the good life' and kids ought to have access to the good stuff on the Internet."

The creation of Garfield Island has been made possible through a unique and mutually beneficial licensing agreement between Children's Technology Group, Inc. and Paws, Inc.

Children and their parents are encouraged to explore Garfield Island by stopping by www.garfieldisland.com, where they can take a tour with Garfield and Jim Davis, as well as register to become one of the first islanders.

About Children's Technology Group, Inc.

Children's Technology Group, Inc., (www.abctg.com) a San Diego-based company, is committed to building the world's largest and safest online community for children. Through the creation and unique distribution of its proprietary MindWalker(TM) technology, Children's Technology Group provides children with fun, easy-to-use, and meaningful tools for their continued education, entertainment, and exploration of the "Information Superhighway," all in a safe and secure environment.

The Company markets and distributes its products by offering private-label or co-brand opportunities to major corporations and revenue sharing relationships with not-for-profit organizations.

About Garfield

GARFIELD is the brainchild of cartoonist Jim Davis, a native of Indiana. The comic strip made its debut in 41 US newspapers on June 19, 1978 and quickly became "the fastest growing comic strip ever." Today it is one of the three most widely syndicated comic strips in the world, distributed by Universal Press Syndicate to over 2,600 newspapers. An estimated 263 million readers see GARFIELD each day with translations in 24 languages.

A well-trafficked Web site, www.garfield.com receives over a million-and-a-half unique visitors each month, and the curmudgeonly kitty even has his own direct-mail catalog, Garfield Stuff(R), along with an online counterpart: http://catalog.garfield.com. Last month, garfield.com and uClick.com (a division of Universal Press Syndicate) began e-mail delivery of the comic strip directly to computer users' desktops.

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