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so on YouTube! And I hope he haunts Ate
Nicole because she is being mean to me!!”
I wanted to kick myself for letting him use my netbook-unsupervised-because I
wanted to finish my laundry.)
web. I embraced it years ago when DSL
was just a concept (I guess) and dial-up Internet access using a modem was
still the thing. I reveled in the
technology so much that my kids were introduced to the computer when they were
merely toddlers (okay, they were around three).
supervised, with a heavy emphasis on educational websites like Starfall and
Jumpstart. My two girls were never allowed to have their e-mail addresses
until they were thirteen, when the school required them to have their own
e-mail addresses for school announcements and homeworks. Before that, they had to use my e-mail
account, and although I promised I would never read their mail, I did take a
asked me a month ago, literally begged actually, if he can have his own e-mail
address, because his classmate Seth has one and he wanted to get in touch with
him this summer vacation, I was very hesitant.
As in really hesitant (His sisters were claiming he should get his when
he turns thirteen, too).
to try KidsEmail.org.
for kids and teens (an option which made my teen girls stop complaining about
how the little boy is getting his own e-mail add six years earlier than they
did) with the aim of providing safe email accounts for kids and teens while
granting parents access (depending on the settings chosen) and supervision.
supervise your children when they go outside to play. Do you know who is contacting your child
inside your home?”
opened to the dark side of the web – stalkers, online bullying, pornography, dangerous
persons chatting with your kids and pretending to be their age. And in all honesty, we parents have a
difficult time keeping abreast with our tech-savvy children. KidsEmail.org is one of those amazing tools that
will help you keep your children safe from any online communication dangers.
easy! Just add your children, create their
KidsEmail.org accounts then finally, set their e-mail safety settings.
username and password.
go to settings and choose a background for his page. There are a lot of backgrounds, like this one for a boy:
One of the options which I chose for
my younger kid is having every message he is sending and receiving e-mailed to
my address. That is not snooping,
I hope. This is a seven year old’s
e-mail account. It is a comfort that I
am able to monitor what he is up to. I
promise to lighten on the options when he gets older.
messaging only to those people who are in his contact list and to block
attachments, audio files and photos.
site gives me, KidsEmail.org actually helped in making my son turn into a good
writer. He has been e-mailing me stories
he made up and almost every day, I receive an update of how was his day (even
after he has told me personally about it!)
everyone -what is his/her e-mail address and “Can I please add them to my contact
list?” , I am not complaining. I
love receiving his daily updates and relatives are enjoying his updates as
safe world wide web journey with your kid by trying it now FREE!