When I was offered the opportunity to review Kids Email, I wasn’t too interested because it’s just email right? Our two oldest already have their own email accounts that they use for communication with co-op teachers and coaches. Olivia didn’t currently have any reason to have an email account. But I thought what the heck, I bet she would get a kick out of having her own way to communicate with whoever she wants to.
Setting up her email account was super easy with Kids Email. It took me about 3 minutes to set up her account and put in her “safe contacts.” As the account holder I can decide who she can send emails to and who she can receive emails from. If you want your child to have more freedom you have the ability to adjust that in the settings.
These are just a few of the great features of Kids Email that I appreciate:
Mail Monitoring- As a parent there is a feature that you can enable/disable that allows you to monitor all incoming/outgoing emails.
The Mail Queue- If your child gives their email address to someone not on the approved safe list, the parent can intercept those emails and decide if it’s a safe person before accepting the email.
No ads and Spam filtering- I love that I don’t have to worry about what my daughter might see.
It’s a simple app. When Olivia clicks on it, it pulls up, she finds the contact that she wants to email and she gets writing. Olivia uses Kids Email on her Ipad, which makes using it even more fun. There is a camera option that lets her take pictures and send them from right in the app.
Olivia also loves the drawing board application. From right on the screen you can draw a picture and send it as part of the email.
If you have a student that is too young to read, there is an option to have the email read to them. With a click of a button your child can select the “read it” option and the program will read the email. This gives them a little more independence in working with the program.
Olivia has mostly been using Kids Email to communicate with her grandparents. It has been so fun for her to be able to communicate on her own and send them pictures of things that are of interest to her.
Try it for Free:
I appreciate any program that allows you to try it out risk free for a time (Without having to give your credit card!) Email for Kids gives you a 30 day trial period before you make the commitment. See their pricing below.
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