Thursday, August 18, 2011

Safe Sites For Children

Now I know that there are parents out there who can just plunk the computer down and let the kids have
at it. Unfortunately for my nieces and nephews I am not that type of person. I actually think there should be limits to what kids can access on the internet. I see no reason for anyone under the age of 18 to be on a social networking site for example. I mean honestly they spend all day at school with their friends and once they get home half the evening on the phone. So I have spent the past few years trying desperately to find enteraining safe sites for the little monsters to play fun games and even learn something. I am now of the mind that if I can ever figure out how to accomplish it I would love to create a place where children can visit that allows them to play games, get basic homework help, listen to music and watch videos all. No chat or forums involved and usernames can not have any resemblance to their real names. No personal information at all exchanged, no photo or video uploading.
Now why you may ask does this seem so important. Well I tell you I have had it up to my eye balls with news stories of kids who have been lured into dangerous situtations or had their identies stolen by some creep out there just waiting to pounce on them.  Parents aren't completely blameless there are those who need to spend more time paying attention their offspring instead of allowing the electronics of today form the young minds. However. there are parents who do spend time with their children and like myself wish that just for once it would be easy to find them a place to play that's a safe for all ages.  Rant over, have a nice day.

P.S. If anyone knows of such a site that already exists, please let me know where to find it.