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tonyhughes

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#7388 11-Apr-2006 12:24
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My kids are 10 and 8, and I have just set up Gmail accounts for them.

I chose Gmail because its got really good spam filtering, and there is a setting in there that forwards me a copy of every email they get.

This combined with filtering software on our home PC, and education about online safety (regarding info they can give it, and who they can converse with) is about the best I can come up with. I dont want to be so restrictive as to have a whitelist only system - or they will just figure out they can open a webmail account themselves.

I want my kids to have a good working knowledge of the internet and email, and all the ettiquette, rules, advantages and dangers involved, so they can help themselves, rather than have me try and control every little thing they do.

What do other Geekzoners do for their kids??







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  #32821 11-Apr-2006 20:00
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I have two teenage daughters and trust me they know more than me in somethings and when it comes to mobiles and the internet you cant hide anything or suggest they use Googlemail etc as they know everything and if there friends are doing something they copy.

I made the mistake and thought the internet would be good for them from a early age and as most kids are exposed to the internet and mobiles from preschool we parants can only hope we have installed the right values.  They on the whole are pretty good as not being boys they dont go looking for porn.

Generaly we just make the rules and let make there own way and mistakes and try to be there when they ask for help and that seems to work, the old trust thing is important.




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