The ubiquitous presence of technology around us means that it has almost become a necessity for kids to start using email and chat as a means of a communication at a much younger age than earlier. While there are a lot of positive to kids embracing technology at an early age, the big concern for parents is how to protect their kids from fraudsters, cyber bullies, predators and Nigerian princes. It is quite difficult to explain to kids that the person at the other end in cyberspace may not actually be who they are claiming to be. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for parents to allow their kids to embrace technology and at the same time ensure that they remain safe and protected?
- Tocomail is a safe email for kids and instant app that not only has a fun interface and functionalities that teenagers will love using, but at the same time it has plenty of parental control safety features that will help parents make sure that their kids have a safe email experience. It is currently available as a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices.
- To start using Tocomail, just download it from the app store to your mobile device and register yourself as a parent. You should install the Tocomail app on the mobile devices that your kids will be using to access their email account. The app supports two different logins on for the parents and a separate on for a teenager, with the parental control panel only showing up when a parent login in. The first step after registration is to create a personalized Tocomail email address for your kids. The app allows you to create email account for multiple kids on the same devices as well.
- Next you need to create a list of trusted contacts that you want to allow your kids to communicate with. Just tap the +icon to add contacts to the safe list. You can make changes to this list of trusted contacts whenever you want.
- In case an email is received from somebody other than the contacts listed in the trusted list, the email is kept in the quarantine box and will be not be delivered to the teenager until the parent approves or rejects it. All quarantine emails are immediately forwarded to the parents registered email address making it easy for them to quickly read through the email, check who the sender is and then approve or reject the email directly from their Inbox even while they are on the move.
- Even if your kids try to send an email to somebody who is not on the trusted list you have created, then the email will get quarantine until the parents approve it. This prevents your kids from communicating with anybody you don’t trust.