When the children were running their toy store a few weeks ago, we sent out a few emails for orders and invoices. At the time, the neither child had their own email address, so we just used mine. I thought it might be nice to get them their own email addresses so they could send out their own correspondence. However, most popular email programs are not appropriate for children so young, as they do not have enough security measures in place.
With KidsEmail.org, I can finally have access to safe email for kids. My children can use it for keeping in touch with out-of-town family or Daddy when he’s away at work. It’s a very different email system from what you or I are used to. The parent is in control of all account settings and there are a number of security features tailored to kids’ needs:
- Email contact list You can decide if your child can send or receive emails to/from anyone or only to/from those on his contact list. You can also choose if you wish your child to able to edit that list.
- Copies of messages Copies of both incoming and outgoing messages can be sent to your email address if you choose.
- Tagline An optional tagline can be added to messages saying that they originate from a child.
You can also implement time restrictions, check activity logs, and block senders. If you wish a longer restriction put on the account, as in the case of grounding, it can be easily done.
I like that I have control over what my kids can send and receive. One feature that I especially like is that I can restrict attachments, pictures, and links from being sent. That prevents my children from opening email attachments that have questionable material or viruses. Some things little minds don’t understand yet.
I’m glad my children are able to stay in touch with loved ones a little on their own. I still get a “Mommy, I need help!” occasionally, but it does foster some independence. They even get to pick out their own email skins! I’m glad to have found a safe email for kids with KidsEmail.org
Disclosure: I received a service gratis in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.