I am not going to lie. The internet is a huge battle in our house. My kids do not fully understand the dangers that abound there. As parents, we know what unfortunately lurks behind that computer screen, and we definitely do not want our kids to fall victim. One of our kids is a bit of a hacker, and if left to his own devices will go places on the internet he is not allowed. Your kids too? I am glad I am not alone. I do have a solution for part of the problem. We recently were asked to review the Kids Email Safe Email for Kids by Kids Email . This has allowed our son to have some freedom with the internet without us having to worry.
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What is the Kids Email?
The Kids Email Safe Email For Kids is a yearly subscription service. It allows your children to have their own email monitored entirely by you. Now you will not have to worry about the kinds of emails your child is receiving or who is in contact with your child. You, as the parent, are in control. This means that you can provide your child with as much or as little freedom as they can handle.
The Kids Email comes with a backdoor for you, so that you can set the parameters you feel comfortable with. Your child gets the freedom to email their teachers, friends or club leaders, and you get the peace of mind knowing they are safe.
How does it work?
First, you will need to set up your subscription. To do this, you must create an account for each child. Then you will need to set the parameters. The nice thing, is that each child has their own account. This means that you can set different limits for each child, including grounding when necessary. You are able to set time limits, contacts, safety settings, and the look and feel of the email. There is also an activity log, so you will know when your child is accessing his or her account.
How we use the Kids Email
As I mentioned, we use this with our son. He primarily uses this to keep in touch with his online teachers. This gives him the freedom to email those on his contact list without me having to worry. We have it set up so that anything coming into his email box, we have to approve prior to it reaching his inbox. When someone emails him, it sits in limbo. We get an email asking for approval, and once we do, he can access it from his inbox. We also get a copy of all outgoing emails into our email box. Since this is customizable, if you do not want these features, you can turn them off anytime.
Seth (age 12)
“I think its nice, because it lets kids have more freedom with their email while their parents can still monitor everything that they are doing with it.”
“I like that we can give our son some freedom without having to worry about what he is doing.”
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