Sunday, March 22, 2015

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Try KidsEmail Free for 30 Days!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


KidsEmail is an alternative place from the norm, to get a secure e-mail specifically for children. 

My two youngest children are (just-turned) 16 and 7-years-old. The older child already has her own e-mail and that works out fine. The younger child though, has been asking for his own too. I don't know about you, but I get a lot of inappropriate spam in my e-mail...things I don't want either of the children seeing in their own accounts, much less the younger one (who definitely need not be exposed to such things). So, when he requested it, because his friends, 'the triplets,' and a boy in his Cub Scouts have e-mail, I said no and blew it off. Truthfully because he is so young, I never even thought of it again, until now. 

With the introduction of KidsEmail though, maybe he really could get his own e-mail account, that his dad and I would be okay with him having. He already knows how to log in to a computer with a password, sign into accounts (he uses my YouTube all of the time), and he does have friends who are actively e-mailing each other back and forth, and his 1st-Grade teacher sends e-mails to those who have an account. I find it a tad bit unusual to even be considering this for a 7-yr.-old, thinking maybe he is too young for it...but then again, maybe I just need to get with the times. Technology has made things for kids in his age group very different than they were for me, or even any of his siblings.

In any case, it's free to try it, so why not? Everyone gets the chance to use it for 30 days, risk-free, for absolutely no charge (and no credit card information required!). After that it runs $2.99 a month if you subscribe annually, or $4.95 a month if you pay as you go. It can be used on Android, iOS, and Web platforms.


Registration is easy. Visit www.kidsemail.com to create a free trial for your child. Enter a valid adult e-mail because you're going to need to confirm to get your parental controls. Once you get them you can set up an account for an older or younger child, depending on their age(s) and your preferences as a parent. This is great too, having the two different options, because it is an account that can actually grow with your child. You can switch back and forth between the two formats at will.

Other options include but are not limited to, a spam filter, offensive word filter, photo and link removal removal, attachments control, block senders, a  tracking GPS, etc. You can also use a time filter to allow/restrict your children's access during certain times of the day or night. That last option is kind of cool. I don't foresee little man waking up to e-mail anyone soon, but as they get older the temptation to use their social devices gets much bigger.

I guess I've been behind the times on this one because not only has it won a multitude of awards, but it also comes as a pre-loaded option on my popular kids' devices, such as the Klick N Kids Tablet II, the Kurio Xtreme, and the Kurio phone for kids.

In any case, I like that KidsEmail has put some thought into creating a way to keep kids safe, while still allowing them the option to participate (in e-mail) if it is wanted by the kiddos, and okay'd by the parents in the family too.


If it sounds like something that might interest you,visit the website to learn more. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and/or G+.

48 comments:

  1. I have heard about it but that's about it. I'll look forward to your post to learn more.

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  2. I have heard great things about them before. It is crazy how early in life these day kids need email.

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  3. Never heard of it. Not too sure why kids would need an e-mail address so early on, especially since many schools provide one for students through the district in order to complete assignments, collaborate with one another, etc.

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  4. I really want to check this out. The kids are at that age that they want to email friends and family members but I've been worried about them having an email account.

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  5. Never heard of it. Could be useful if kids need an email

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  6. I've never heard of this but you've now sparked my interest!

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  7. haven't heard about it before too. will check it out too!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  8. My kids don't get online. However, I'll have to keep this in mind in the future!

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  9. It's so important to keep your kids safe online no matter what the age. This seems like a great idea.

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  10. Thankfully, my kids don't ask for email. However, it's those social media inboxes that I have to worry about!

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  11. Sounds like a very interesting service! Kids today were literally born in the technology age so this is a great alternate for keeping them safe but also exposing them to the world wide web <3

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  12. That looks like a great service for kids. I would definitely look into that when my daughter is a little older.

    Michelle F.

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  13. I haven't heard of KidsEmail, but that's a great idea. I get a lot of spam on my email too, it's annoying. I hope spammers don't get their claws on it.

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  14. My kids are too young for this but I will have to remember this for when they get older!! Looks like fun!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  15. Such a great invention. Especially if you can't monitor your kids while they're at your computer.

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  16. This is the first time I’ve heard about this! I’ll share this to my sister!

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  17. My oldest has email, but he does't use it. I had to set it up for him when he got his iTouch so he could download stuff on iTunes. I will monitor it very closely when he does use it.

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  18. In this day and age, keeping our kids safe is a top priority. Hmmmm Emails for kids... I would never have thought of that.

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  19. How cool! I need to look into this for my kids!

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  20. How cool is this?!?! I have afew more years before my princess is email age, but it's great to know safer online options are there when she is old enough ;)

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  21. That's a good idea. I do get some nasty spam in my email too.

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  22. Child safety is the most important thing for me. I love that there is a program to protect the kiddos.

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  23. That's handy. My boys ask to go on my computer sometimes. I could use this.

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  24. What a great idea! Priced reasonably too. I love that it will work with their Kurio tablets and I completely agree, expectations for computer use are getting younger and younger!

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  25. Times certainly have changed. I'm just glad someone realized that kids need to be protected from the seedier parts of the internet world and are giving their parents control!

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  26. That is pretty cool. At 10, we still don't really let kiddo use the computers or the phones, other than to make a call. Sometimes she uses the computer at grammies, but she uses grammies account for games and stuff.

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  27. My son asked for an email account and I was so worried. This would be perfect for him to use and me to monitor

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  28. Keeping kids safe online is very important these days. I try to be very mindful of what my kids are doing online.

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  29. This sounds pretty awesome. I am glad they are offering the 30 day free trial to check it out!

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  30. That is a great way to stay protected online. When I was a kid we had AOL for Kids! LOL It was just games and Nickelodeon stuff.

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  31. We got to review this program with the kids on our blog a long time ago, and we loved it. I love that the kids get to learn about emailing in a safe environment. I feel that many parents should use this program.

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  32. this is something that I would like to use for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love Kids email. So easy to use.

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  34. It's so important to monitor kids' online usage. This is a great product for that.

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  35. I can’t believe how young the kids are using the internet now. My fourth graded has to use the internet for home work now. Thankful for parental control programs.

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  36. Thanks for sharing, this sounds like a wonderful service for parents who want to keep their kids protected. I think email can be a wonder learning tool. It can help children develop writing skills while having fun, but some of the spam. Yikes!

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  37. I think this is such an awesome idea, I too get so many spam that if I had kids I wouldn't want them to see at any cost.

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  38. I've never heard of this, but it is genius! Kids need something like this with all the craziness out on the internet!

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  39. I am curious about this one. My daughter is way too much into this and this might be a good step for her

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  40. I think kid's email would really have them started with the online world early. It could also be a good way for them to interact.

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  41. This looks like such a great program! I am definitely going to look into the free trial!

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  42. Very interesting! My son is older so I don't have small kids around, but if I did, this looks like an amazing product.

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  43. Sounds like a great program. Keeping kids safe online is so important. One bad webpage is enough to get them thinking..

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  44. This sounds quite interesting, but not sure I want my child with an email address just yet.

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  45. How cool - I've never heard of it either. I'm not even sure Christopher knows what an e-mail is. I wonder if he'll really be using in a few years or will it just be texts and FaceTime for kids.

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  46. My daughter maybe requesting for her own e-mail soon. I'd check out Kidsemail!

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  47. My oldest have email accounts but not my two youngest. This might be a great option for them.

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