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.
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.
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