Online Safety with Cocoon Kids {smart move}

Online safety for my kids is SO important to me, so I was thrilled to learn that CocoonKids for KlaasKids, the fabulous {and innovative-there’s nothing else quite like it out there} online safety software for kids is ready for download!  I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Parent Advisory Board for Cocoon for KlassKids, so I get to share the latest and greatest to help support this free online tool.  {{super cool, right?}}

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Once upon a time I let my twins use my laptop to watch a movie on Netflix.  I helped them put on a movie, but when my husband  checked on them a few minutes later they had just begun watching a movie that was rated R.  They were FOUR.  That experience really hit home to us how accessible information is online.  ANYONE, at any age can get their hands on just about ANYTHING without filters or supervision.  That’s why I love CocoonKids by KlaasKids.  It provides a filter for my kids online computer use.  With five kids using computers, I need the extra help!

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I’ve told you about CocoonKids for KlaasKids before, and if you are feeling ambitious, you can read about it, here, but there are a few key things I bet you’d like to know, like:

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Benefits of CocoonKids for KlassKids

  • It’s FREE and EASY to use!
  •  It  does what we all want an online safety product to do:  A:  protect our children from online threats, AND B:   protects our personal information and computer from marketers, predators and harmful viruses and malware.
  • It operates from a white list that was compiled from parents like you and me that is made up of safe sites for kids.  If your kids want to visit sites that have been NOT been approved as safe, they’ll have to get your permission.  Plus, they have custom accounts, so you if you have a few kids like me, they won’t have to worry about having a list that’s too juvenile or not of their interests.  You can use the white list that CocoonKids has already made up AND/OR create your own as well!  LOVE the customization!
  • It’s not a mobile product; yet.  It only works with Firefox on a desktop or laptop computer at the present time.  They are developing a mobile app now, though, to keep your mobile users safe!
  • FYI:  To allow use of Google or YouTube you have to whitelist the entire site.  You can’t just white list a certain video for example, which is fine by me.  {My kids aren’t allowed on YouTube without me.}

I’d love to hear what you think of CocoonKids!  You’ve got nothing to lose and lots to gain, so check it out!!!  

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Disclosure:  As a member of the Parent Advisory Board for Cocoon for KlassKids, I love being able to help support this free online tool.  I’ve been given a stipend to help spread the word on this platform.

Comments

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    says

    I love that this program is free! My youngest daughter (11) likes to watch videos on You Tube and she knows that I don’t like her there but once in a while that is where I find her. You never know what people are going to post with totally innocuous names like… Littlest Pet Shop. It was a series that she wanted to watch but it was not appropriate because the language they used and what they were talking about.

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