Nowadays everything online requires an email account and it makes it necessary for everyone to have at least one account. This includes young people too. Based on the email provider’s requirements, a child has to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an email account.
Discuss the topic
Before opening an account for your child, discuss the rules and potential risks. Tell him not to click on suspicious links, and not to open the emails from unknown usernames. Not to access the email from a public browser. Hackers tend to attack via outdated browsers.
Choose a simple username
Try to choose a simple username without using any numbers such as your child’s birth date or any phone number. Try to use initials or first names.
Use a backup email or phone number
Children tend to forget their passwords. It’s a good idea to choose your email address or phone number as a backup when your child is locked out of their account.
This is critical security setting for adding to the child’s email account and adds a protection level to the child’s email. To activate this step, you need to add your phone number to the child’s email account. Every time they log in from a different device, you will be notified and ensure nobody hacks into the account.
What does Safes family do to make email safe for children?
Safes app lets you monitor the emails your child receives and sends; you can make sure the content they exchange is safe and they communicate with a safe person. You can also choose the words or subjects you find inappropriate; Safes will notify you whenever your child uses or receives these words.