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Email for children

Postby Big George on Thu May 18, 2017 4:38 pm

Hello,

My 6 year wants an email address, not least so he can have his own vote in the KUMB awards (we have very different views on Hackette of the Year)

Has anyone got a good cheap kids email that has filters and I can access?

Cheers
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Re: Email for children

Postby freelander on Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Seems to be plenty of free stuff around - DYOR

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= ... 8&oe=UTF-8
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Re: Email for children

Postby Big George on Thu May 18, 2017 11:03 pm

freelander wrote:Seems to be plenty of free stuff around - DYOR

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= ... 8&oe=UTF-8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Thanks. Completely helpful.
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Re: Email for children

Postby Bitter 'n' Twisted on Wed May 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Are you sure it is a good idea to let your six year old have access to email? By that I mean incoming email in particular. I certainly would not recommend using a service that provides children's email addresses. That user list is exactly what certain people would want to lay their hands on. If he has to have email let him use regular email that does not highlight his age.

As someone that owns a company that provides paid-for email services I don't even allow under 13's to register and avail of that service. Even though our service is behind the strictest spam prevention and anti-virus security possible, and we do not store user details anywhere online or serve up ads, I would not be able to sleep at night if I thought there was the possibility of two-way conversation via our service to children that young.

Set up a regular account, again, not highlighting his age, and have it send to your phone as well as whatever way he will access the account. At least you will see anything that is 'off' as soon as it arrives and probably before his young eyes. Enabling you to delete it straight away.

Good luck.

PS There is no such thing as "free" email… at the very least those will serve ads and maybe worse still, sell user details to spammers or be actual spammers themselves.

The same thing applies to free website building services. The biggest flytrap going at the moment.
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Re: Email for children

Postby Wembley1966 on Thu May 25, 2017 3:43 pm

Choose an email address that doesn't directly relate to their full name. Chose their first name or nickname with some random numbers after it @whateverdomainyouendupwith. That way they can't so easily be identified as to who they are.
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Re: Email for children

Postby Big George on Thu May 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Bitter 'n' Twisted wrote:Are you sure it is a good idea to let your six year old have access to email? By that I mean incoming email in particular. I certainly would not recommend using a service that provides children's email addresses. That user list is exactly what certain people would want to lay their hands on. If he has to have email let him use regular email that does not highlight his age.

As someone that owns a company that provides paid-for email services I don't even allow under 13's to register and avail of that service. Even though our service is behind the strictest spam prevention and anti-virus security possible, and we do not store user details anywhere online or serve up ads, I would not be able to sleep at night if I thought there was the possibility of two-way conversation via our service to children that young.

Set up a regular account, again, not highlighting his age, and have it send to your phone as well as whatever way he will access the account. At least you will see anything that is 'off' as soon as it arrives and probably before his young eyes. Enabling you to delete it straight away.

Good luck.

PS There is no such thing as "free" email… at the very least those will serve ads and maybe worse still, sell user details to spammers or be actual spammers themselves.

The same thing applies to free website building services. The biggest flytrap going at the moment.


Cheers gents, I am loathed to give the completely ***** 123 reg anymore money to set up another address.
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Re: Email for children

Postby BSB1 on Fri May 26, 2017 11:43 am

Set yourself up a gmail account and use that for the vote and remain in control of it.

You'll be surprised at what kids can do these days. My two 7 year olds are still blocked from most of the internet bar a few kids sites. At 4 they wanted to join public Minecraft servers and I wouldn't let them. A day later the missus caught them sitting together on their ipads, with one on youtube waching a 'How to join Minecraft servers' vid, relaying the instructions to the other who was doing it.

It was one of those parental moments when you're annoyed but secretly proud at the same time :D
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Re: Email for children

Postby Big George on Fri May 26, 2017 12:30 pm

BSB1 wrote:Set yourself up a gmail account and use that for the vote and remain in control of it.

You'll be surprised at what kids can do these days. My two 7 year olds are still blocked from most of the internet bar a few kids sites. At 4 they wanted to join public Minecraft servers and I wouldn't let them. A day later the missus caught them sitting together on their ipads, with one on youtube waching a 'How to join Minecraft servers' vid, relaying the instructions to the other who was doing it.

It was one of those parental moments when you're annoyed but secretly proud at the same time :D


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