Have you been thinking about getting your children an email address but concerned about security? My daughter and son now have their own emails with NO spam or inappropriate messages thanks to Kids Email! We are reviewing a one-year subscription to Kids Email Safe Email for Kids.
KIDS EMAIL CONFIGURATION
We were able to set up Kids Email right away using an iPhone and an iPad for my teenage daughter and elementary-aged son. Here’s what I love about Kids Email. First of all, helpful tips are displayed right away when you begin setting up your account. So, I would suggest reading them as you go along. Plus, it was easy to find the Parental Controls, even on the iPhone.
I set up my kids’ profiles on my laptop and asked them to download the Kids Email App on their iPads. Once their profile is set up, you select the profile image, and it’s simple to navigate through. Keep in mind, there are 3 features available at the top: Inbox, Write Email and Folders. Your Inbox is all of your received emails. The Write Email is simply composing a new email, and Folders include your emails received and sent. This is what your child will see.
Plus, I liked that the parental settings are easily changed on any device. Look for a “lock” icon to find the parental feature.
From a Homeschool standpoint, having email accounts for each student helps tremendously when assigning online classes, links or videos. We use it for just that…whether it’s asking my child to download an app, watch a video, listen to a song or take an online class, emails make it so much easier for me to communicate assignments to my children as a homeschool parent.
KIDS EMAIL KEY FEATURES
Here’s a list of key features that make your life as a parent much easier:
The Mail Queue: Based on your specifications, emails are sent to the child. You can allow your child to receive any, or have more control by monitoring the emails beforehand. Your choice!
Parental Control Settings: They receive their own log-in but do NOT have access the parent settings. However, I can change them directly on their device by easily submitting my password. I don’t have to flip back and forth between accounts to unlock the settings.
Read It Feature: This is awesome, especially for struggling or auditory-learning style skids. You can easily select “read it” on any incoming message. Nice!
Drawing Board: Creativity and fun are built right into Kids Email with a drawing board. It allows them to draw and send pictures to friends and family.
Mail Monitoring: Parents can receive a copy of every single message my child sends and every single message they receive. Again, it’s all up to the parents on how they want to monitor their emails.
Block Senders: Simply block any sender you choose.
Contact List: Parental Settings allow your child to only send or receive emails from people that you specify.
Time Restrictions: This is an awesome option as well. You can restrict a child certain times of the day to use the email!
Offensive Word Filter: Wow, wish I could do this with YouTube! You can filter out any words you desire. Any emails sent or received with those words will be filtered.
Spam Filter: No more spam!
Link and Image Removal: This is a nice setting. You can restrict pictures or links from displaying for any profiles.
No Ads: Hmm…maybe I should set up an account for myself just to filter out ads!
Advanced Mode: Kids Email realizes that teens are no longer children. There is a separate feature for teens containing more mature settings.
In addition, Kids Email offers two options for pricing. You get a discount if signing up annually as opposed to monthly. They charge only $38.95 for six accounts annually or $4.95 monthly for four accounts. Not a bad deal for keeping your kids safe online!
It’s super easy to use, safe and affordable. The only con I discovered was trying to figuring out what their new email address was. It was solved easily by sending a test email to a personal account to save it in my contacts.
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