Keep your Kids Safe Online

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Parenting is Getting Tough

Chances are your kids are connected in one way or another to Facebook, or another social networking site. They can use just about anything to access their profiles and friends but so can others. Parents still need to be able to be parents and not be restricted by the barriers of technology

While we would love to think that our kids are innocent, that innocence is what can get them in trouble. We have to constantly watch our younger children’s activities online. Not that they are pursuing bad things, it’s that the bad things are pursuing them! As they get older, this whole not knowing what they are doing online business is going to get more intense. If we have a way to teach them how to be responsible, and smart with social networks at a young age, they are less apt to the dangers that exist as they grow and mature.

Knowing What Your Kids are Texting and Doing Online

So what is the secret to knowing what your kids do online? uKnowKids, is a company that has set out to accomplish just that. uKnowKids is your digital dashboard to what your kids are doing and where they are. This program shows you exactly what your kids are doing both online and on their phones, plus tracks their locations! As the video says, we no longer have a home phone in the kitchen that allows us to know what our kids are up to.

uKnowKids will make it easier for you to educate, engage with and protect your teen or tween when they use social networking or their mobile phone. Check out these great features:
• Identification of your child’s social network profiles, even if they are hidden;
• Comprehensive social monitoring of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter;
• Android and Blackberry call history and text message monitoring
• Location monitoring; and
• Detailed daily activity reports and much more.

Telling Your Kids You Are Watching Them Online
Spying on your kids can lead to mistrust. That said it is not spying if you tell your kids upfront that you have access to everything they do. Make them aware that you know all activity that goes online and on their phones. When mistakes are made, have discussions about why choices were chosen and why you can’t do certain things. Kids just don’t get it. What you do online will live with your forever with your digital footprint. It’s the way the world is now.

The great team at uKnow is offering 50 Kleinspiration readers an invitation code.  There is a $4.95 monthly cost for this service.  This code will be valid for the first 50 people to set up their account.  Click here and use the code: A014561


Mother. Teacher. Keynote. Author

Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother.

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