What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this browser filters spam, chat rooms, pornography, and other bad stuff, while offering a free, highly controllable email program. The site does accept advertising and offers links to popular movies, DVD's, and Web sites.
What's it about?
ZILLADOG.COM is a free, safe, interactive browser created by parents \ for kids 6 to 13. There are web links \ for free, online, parent-approved games such as Pacman and Simon Says, \ music at Radio Disney and KidzBop, and favorite Web sites like \ PBSkids.org, Barbie.com, Disney.com, and Webkinz. Zilladog.com also \ offers a child-safe, spam-free email service known as ZillaMail for \ children and their parents.
Is it any good?
Like it or not, the Internet is a growing part of kids' lives. So why not allow your kids to gain experience with this ever-present technology in a nurturing, safe way? Zilladog.com lets your kids become familiar with email and allows them to correspond with friends and family. There is a lot of parental involvement -- you even get carbon copies of the emails your child sends -- so you can keep close tabs on what's going on. It's a great tool to show kids how to use the Internet and email responsibly.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the positive and negative aspects of Internet correspondence like email. Do you think it is okay for young tweens and teenagers to have access to email? Why or why not? Is it a breach of privacy for a parent to have control over who their kids email with?
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