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Lil Tip: Email For Kids

Chances are your lil one has peered over your shoulder at least once while you were on the computer. If she hasn’t already, you can be sure in the future, she'll ask for her own email account to chat with her friends and family.

Allowing your child to go online is pretty scary considering all the nuts roaming around in cyberspace. Think about the junk email you sift through each day.

To ease the transition, several services offer email accounts for children that include a parental control panel so you supervise the activity. Most feature options to limit correspondence, receive copies of their emails and put a cap on their online time.

To read more about these sites,

The most popular children’s services charge fees of approximately $1 to $3 per month, a small price to pay for the security. Some of these sites are:

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kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
macgirl, That story about the emails is just too cute!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
CaterpillarGirl I couldn't agree with you more! My son's MacBook stays in the living room. Any time he is on it there is always an adult around. I also think that AOL is a source of evil. Too easy to find chat rooms where people can prey on your kids.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
If your child wants a computer, and we all know that schools are all computerized now, YOU MUST not let them have one in thier room alone, it must be in a public area no matter how inconvienent that is to the adults in the area. Children under the age of 16 shouldnt be surfing the web, if you think i am being too strict. LOOK on myspace, at the girls and boys pictures and what they post...just look. its sick.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
My son had his first computer at 4.... probably a bit early but mom is a geek and it was a hand me down. I set up his address book so all he had to do is type "mom" in the to field and it would populate my email address. I got a lot of emails that looked like this: alsdkjfoeirlfkjsdfdsewosdlkfdsfjrewo They were so cute and made me smile :-) I'm just now starting to get a bit more worried with email and plan to turn on his parental controls so I can monitor his incoming and outgoing mail. He has had his dotmac email address for almost 5 years and is still spam free at this point. Shows you how much we contribute to our own spam problems by giving out our emails addresses to sites and companies who sell us out.
Raiyah Raiyah 9 years
what is a normal age for kids to have an email account cause my 8-year old brother asked me to make one for him and i couldnt believe it and refused!! he is my little brother he doesnt need it!
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