For those that read my blog, you know that I have promoted Yoursphere online and offline for over a year. I am continuing my work with Yoursphere by participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program.
My kids are 7, 11, and 14. We have frequent discussions about online safety. I have hammered in to the kids the idea that not everyone they meet online is a nice or safe person to befriend. Because I am supercautious, I have only recently allowed by 14-year-old to have a Facebook page. The younger ones can play online at approved sites: pbskids, Webkinz, etc.
Last year I heard about a safe, social network for kids and tweens. I was skeptical, but let my oldest sign up. She was clamoring to start a Facebook account — I wasn’t ready for her to get on Facebook. Yoursphere.com was a good experience for her. She met kids her age.
Most importantly, my daughter was playing in an online space with kids not adults. Yoursphere has an online vetting process through NetID me to keep out the creepers and predators. She earned points through posting her stories and playing games. My tween is now loving Yoursphere.com.
I was featured on Yoursphere’s website as one of the “Moms and Dads Who Inspire” the founder of Yoursphere — Mary Kay Hoal. I was proud to be a part of this illustrious list of men and women who care deeply about online safety of kids, tweens, and teens.
Yoursphere is now a FREE site for all kids and tweens. The ID verification process is still as strong as ever. If you want to sign up your kids, go to Yoursphere.com and use code YSMC-0051 to activate the free membership. For everyone who uses this code, I have the chance to win an American Express card.
I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on Yoursphere.com, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review.