When deciding how to protect their kids online, parents often worry about being too intrusive regarding the privacy of their kids
Arbon, Idaho (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
KidsEmail, the award-winning, family-friendly email service recently surpassed the 30,000 subscriber mark. With kids spending more and more time online, Jacob Andersen, KidsEmail Founder and CEO, expects those numbers to increase as parents seek to protect their children from online threats including cyberbullying, sexual predators, identity theft, and offensive material.
“It’s always been our mission to protect children and allow them to learn about technology in a safe manner. We’re thrilled we’ve reached 30,000 users, and are excited about more families experiencing the peace of mind and convenience of KidsEmail.”
KidsEmail protects children and teens from being victimized online through the use of sophisticated technology and filtering. KidsEmail has several features including:
- Children can only send and receive email from their contact list
- Parents receive copies of incoming and outgoing messages
- Email images can automatically be removed
- Links within emails can be removed
- Offensive words are filtered out
- Powerful spam filtering removes unwanted messages
- Simple mode for young children as well as an advanced mode for older kids
- Kids can modify their accounts using several templates
According to a national study conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation, kids 8 to 18 spend nearly 7.5 hours a day interacting with electronic media, including computers and email. The study also found that only 36% of kids have rules about how they use computers.
In 2006, Jacob Andersen founded KidsEmail.org to provide parents with a customizable tool to protect their kids from dangerous people and images on the Internet. Andersen also made the service fun for kids by allowing kids to modify the look and feel of their email account by choosing fun templates.
“When deciding how to protect their kids online, parents often worry about being too intrusive regarding the privacy of their kids,” says Andersen. “That’s why we have designed our service to give parents the flexibility to set their own rules. It’s not a one-size-fits-all service.”
Andersen went on to say, “30,000 is a great mark, and we are hoping to expand our subscriber base by making KidsEmail usable across several different platforms. We just recently launched a KidsEmail app that works with iPhones and iPads, and gives users full KidsEmail functionality.”
To learn more about KidsEmail, and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit them on the web at: http://www.kidsemail.org
KidsEmail is an email filtering and protection service designed to shield children from online predators, cyberbullying and inappropriate material. Kids Email was established in 2006 by Founder and President Jacob Andersen. The service has been featured in several family media publications, and recently won awards from the Parent's Choice Foundation and Parent Tested Parent Approved Media.