I’ve talked about Yoursphere before and over the next three months I’ll talk more about it. Samantha loves to watch me when I am online. Especially when I get on Facebook, there she is wanting to look at pictures, play farm-ville and if she sees someone online that she knows she begs me to send them a message. The thing is Facebook is not the place for Tweens, heck it’s not even the place for teens. If anyone remembers correctly, when Facebook first started you had to be a college student and use a registered college email address.
For those TWeens and Teens who want to be online Yoursphere is the place to go. When I first showed Samantha Yoursphere she couldn’t wait to play. I think the fun bright colors, and the youtube music video right no front is appealing to kids and she was excited.
The signup is super easy. As a parent you first sign up with a parental control account. When you click “join” it takes you to this screen.
Your child can sign up yes, but their account must be approved by you first, and your child must enter your email address.
And if you click on the “Parents Sign Up” , you verify your identity and sign your child up. You enter your last 4 digits of your SSN from what I gather they do checks on adults to make sure Yoursphere stays safe for kids.
Oh, and when you do sign up your Tween enter this code in the code section! YSMC-0017 (It gives Sam credit)
After you register, you will receive an email and follow the directions to what the email says. Then log in to your parental control, and then you cna register your child. As you can see everyone has the same login page. You will have a different username than your child(ren) have.
As a parent when you login to your dashboard, your kids will pop up and you can see what activity they have done. You can monitor them, but you can not edit or delete anything they have done. You can also see the last time they logged in as well.
After I registered Samantha I went through it with her, I showed her how to upload an image, how to add her information and helped her answer her security questions.
So far, I am pleased with Yoursphere and I feel Sam can be safe online. Although Yoursphere is a privilege for her and she has to ear her time on it.
“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.”