This giveaway is closed. Congratulations Deanna!
I have a 10 year old son. It seems crazy to say it out loud, but it is true. I have so many things to be “worried” about as a mother of a tween. There are so many influences out there.. Video games, music, movies, TV, the Internet and even the phone – all pose a potential risk to my son. Since Evan is entering into 5th grade, he has to spend time online for school work. I can’t be in front of him every minute, so it is important that he understand the risks of the internet. A few years ago, he told me that I could no longer post his name and picture online – because it was dangerous! Try explaining to a 6 year old that if Mommy posts its ok, but not ok for him. Now that he is a little older, he understands the difference.
We have put very strict rules in place in our home about the usage of digital time. If you are looking for a place to get started, check out the Cox Take Charge Family Contract. This is a great starting point – it addresses some of the basics of promoting a healthy digital relationship with your child.
With Take Charge!, Cox is promoting the use of the parental controls and filtering tools already available in a digital home — on their cable TV, Internet, and telephone services. Through an easy-to-use, comprehensive new web site and a free resource guide, Cox is providing families with tools and resources to help them not only block content they find objectionable, but identify and get the most enjoyment out of exciting family-friendly content.
Here are some of the resources available:
TWEET UP & GIVEAWAY
Join me and other bloggers for a John Walsh Safety Tweet Up on Thursday June 28th from 6-7pm EST
To enter to win a $50.00 Amex Gift Card (you can enter twice):
Entry 1: Leave a comment with your tip for online/tv safety.
Entry 2: Tweet: Follow @4themommas and tweet “Learn more about child digital safety @4themommas & enter to win $50.00 http://bit.ly/NMTjfe #CoxTakeCharge” (leave another comment letting me know you tweeted)