Today’s technology-centric world is enough to make a parent a basket-case. Bug is 8 and he knows less about the workings of the internet than most kids his age – thank goodness! know of kids that aren’t much older than him that have email, Instagram and YouTube accounts. That’s not happening in our house. It’s nice to know that he has no idea what Instagram is so he doesn’t feel like he has to have one. And to him, YouTube is just for listening to music and watching videos for school – all Mommy-approved and in her presence. But I know at some point he has to learn a little bit. But how can you possibly do that with all the dangers lurking out there and all the junk on the internet? There is no way I would give Bug a Gmail or Yahoo email address – I KNOW what kind of junk slips through their filters. So how do you find email that is safe for kids?
Well the answer is, KidsEmail.org – they are providing a safe, secure option for email for kids. We’ve been having so much fun with Bug’s KidsEmail.org account! Right now, only immediately family has his email address.
I love getting messages like this:
We still have a lot of work with punctuation and capitalization to do but I expect his writing skills to improve with time. He enjoys “writing” letters by email much more than actually having to write things with pencil and paper. So I see lots of language arts lessons in the future involving composing and email to someone with correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization!
So what are the benefits of KidsEmail.org? Well, first, I have a parent login where I can manage multiple accounts if I had multiple children. (There are even options for teen accounts!) Inside the parent login I can:
- add address to my child’s contact list
- set time restrictions
- block senders
- “ground” my child from email – meaning turn off access to their account until a certain time
- edit safety settings
- view their activity log
- and more!
Some of my favorite features are:
- Having all messages sent to me first with the option to allow or block. If I don’t want it in Bug’s inbox, it will never get there! No spam getting thru! There is also the option to automatically allow emails from contacts (which I’ve done since only family are in his contact list) but I can also still have a copy sent to me. (Which is helpful so I know he has a message to check!)
- Being able to have images, links and attachments removed from incoming mail.
- That his Inbox page is free from ads!
I have a $59 gift card for KidsEmail.org so you can get a year of email service for kids! With the $38.95 annual plan you can have up to 6 email address so all the kids can have one!
(And don’t forget you can sign up today for 30 days free! If you win, you’ll be able to add your gift card to your account and continue your service!)
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