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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Homeschool Crew Review: Kids Email

Kids Email
Kids need to learn how to communicate using technology. Email can be a great way for children to communicate with friends and family that live far away, but it can be dangerous to allow children to have their own email and use the computer.  Over the last several weeks we have had an opportunity to use and review Kids Email Safe Email for Kids from Kids Email.
Kids Email

This is not my first time to review Kids Email.  We reviewed for this company back in 2016.  I was impressed with it then and my opinion has not changed.  Kids Email has some great features that makes it a great option for your children.

While your children will have their own email address with Kids Email, there are a lot of parent controls.  Parents set up the email addressed for their children.  Younger children will have a kidsemail.org address and older children will have a kmail.org.  Parents can set up a variety of safety settings including a contacts list.  Only the people listed on the contacts list can send emails to your children and your children can only send emails to them. You can set up the account so that copies of all of the emails are sent to your own inbox.  You can also block images in the emails and not allow attachments.  Parents can set up time limits and block senders. Children cannot change their settings, only parents can do that. One of the best parts is that NO ADS ARE ALLOWED!  Your child will never see advertisements of any kind on their email page.  Also spam messages are automatically filtered out so you do not need to worry at all about an inappropriate email sneaking through.

Each child's dashboard can be personalized.  There are several background choices that will appeal to boys and girls and others that will appeal to boys or girls.  There are some that will appeal to younger children and others that older children will appreciate.

There is a drawing board icon that allows children to draw pictures within their emails.  My 7 year old loves to do this!  She has done some on the computer but it is easier on my phone.

There is also a way to attach photos to an email.  You can use a photo that already has been taken or take a photo within the app and attach it.  My 9 year old had drawn a picture that she wanted to send to my parents so she took a photo of it on my iPhone and emailed it.My mom then printed it out and put it on her fridge.

For younger users there is a Read to Me icon that will read the emails they have been sent.  This is a great feature to allow children to read their emails without waiting for someone to come and do it for them.

We do not do a lot of communicating by email, but it is a great way to stay in touch with those who do not live close by.  Emmie especially has enjoyed being able to draw her pictures and send them off to my mom and dad, and her Aunt Kelly.  She has loved getting emails back. Kids Email really takes the worry out of allowing your children to use email.

Kids Email offers a 30 day free trial.  You do not have to enter credit card information to take advantage of the free trial. Check it out for yourself!

Other member of The Crew reviewed Kids Email.  To see what my Crew Mates had to say, stop by the Crew Blog!

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