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Email has become one of the most common forms of communication in our society. I use it more than I use any other communication tool. So, it’s only natural that kids will begin using it as well.
However, online safety is a big issue these days. We all want our children to be safe, but it can be difficult to monitor your child’s online safety without putting the right tools in place.
Balancing your child’s safety with their privacy can be a difficult task. KidsEmail.Org is making that task much easier for parents with their safe email monitoring service. With this service you can receive a copy of all incoming and/or outgoing email that is sent to/from your child.
It is a very customizable, easy-to-use service with lots of great features to help keep your child safe:
- Set up a contact list so your child can only send and receive emails from people you’ve approved as well as block people you don’t want your child communicating with
- Have the system remove images and/or links in your child’s emails
- Only allow specific attachment types such as: images, pictures, video, mp3s, zip, pdf, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
- Enable a mail queue that allows you to approve or deny any email sent to your children
- Filter out spam as well as offensive words in inbound emails
- Customize the look and feel of the system to the age of your child
- Restrict times of the day and days of the week that your child can login and “ground” them from using their email for a certain amount of time
- View a log of when your child uses the email or attempts to log in during a restricted time
Setting up the email account was really easy. The system walks you through managing all of the settings to customize the system to your needs.
I was very happy to learn that this service was available. In a few years when Zoë wants her own email account, I will definitely consider setting up her email account through this service so I can ensure her safety online.
If your child wants their own email address, but you’re concerned about their online safety, check out KidsEmail.Org. You can get a 30-day free trial to see if it’ll meet your needs, and you don’t have to provide a credit card number until you decide you want to continue.