Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Safe Social ..parents

As a parent, your children's safety is your first priority. But in today's digital age, what can a parent do to protect their kids online as well as off?

These days, your teens' "friends" aren't just the kids hanging out in your family room - they're also the hundreds of contacts on their online "friend" and "buddy" lists. Did you know that more than 50 million teens (ages 13-17) are online worldwide? Or that the average number of "friends" on a list is 130? The totals are much higher for many teens.

SafeSocial, a new AOL product that launches today, can help you protect your children, even if you aren't a social media expert. SafeSocial helps you:

· Find out where your child has online accounts
· Know who your child is "friends" with online
· Get notified if your child is in a conversation about violence, suicide or drugs
· See photos your child has posted online, and others' photos in which your child has been tagged

Another benefit? You can monitor all this activity without being a "helicopter parent." Your child will have to agree to be monitored, but you won't need to connect with them on the social media accounts, or hover over their shoulders in person.

Let's Get Started
Your thirty-day free trial of AOL SafeSocial will begin as soon as your registration is complete. (To avoid being charged, simply cancel before the free-trial period ends.)

After the trial, the service costs $9.99 per month. Click "Continue" to get started at AOL Product Central.

Continue By clicking "Continue," you agree to our Terms and License Agreement. You agree that we may charge your payment method on file with AOL or the payment method you provide for the fee stated above, plus any taxes and fees, until you revoke this consent or cancel your subscription. Subscription fees are charged at the beginning of each subscription period. One free trial per customer. We may provide you with important information online or by email.

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