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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review: Kidsemail.org

Disclaimer:  I received a free year subscription and a small cash payment (for my time) to do this review.  I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions are my own.

If you are looking for a kid safe email program, check out KidsEmail.org.  Kids Email has the parental controls you need to help keep your children/teens safe on the internet!


I was able to try out this program for this review.  It is very easy to set up!  I quickly and easily made an email account for my 9 year old son.  I was able to designate which emails he was allowed to receive email from.  I tried sending him an email from a non-designated email account and I received notification that there was an email to be reviewed.  The email I sent it from received back a notification also:


So I feel confident that my son would not be receiving emails from ANYONE without my consent and approval!  This is important to me! 

He was able to SEND emails to non listed email addresses, however at the bottom of the email sent it reads:

"This email was sent by a KidsEmail.org account. Any response will be automatically evaluated for appropriateness by KidsEmail.org according to parental settings."  

After looking more closely into this, I see I overlooked a feature in the Safety option, which excludes emails from going out to non designated email addresses.  There are several other safety features, which include: excluding images, and/or links from being in emails, disallowing attachments, sending copies of emails to your email address (in going and/or out going) and more!  You can make the safety as tight or as loose as you deem necessary.

Also included is time limitation, you can ground them from using email, or limit the amount of time they spend on email. You can also block specific senders (ie if you have your child's account open to sending to anyone, you can still block certain addresses), and you can view their activity log. 

The tablet/phone apps also allow GPS tracking!

The email screen is customize-able for each account.  Kids can pick from several backgrounds/screens.  



The emailing screen if not complicated to navigate!  It is super easy and straight forward.  Pictured below is the standard setting, you can make it even simpler by selecting the simple setting under Child Account Settings (in the parent login).



You can try this program for FREE for 30 days.  After 30 days there are two pricing plans available.  Monthly plans are $4.95/mo and include up to 4 email addresses, the Yearly plan is $38.95 (or $2.99/mo, billed annually) and includes up to 6 email addresses for 13 months!  



Internet safety is of the utmost importance!  Consider getting KidsEmail for you child today!

Disclaimer:  I received a free year subscription and a small cash payment (for my time) to do this review.  I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions are my own.


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