Ashley is just a few months away from becoming a teenager. While all of her friends are getting cool new cell phones, laptops, and facebook account, Ashley sits on the sidelines and watches. Call me over-protective. Call me old fashioned, but no 12 year old needs a smart phone. Ever.
Anyway – back to the matter at hand. I’m very, very selective about what websites Ashley can visit on the computer. (Big Shock, I know!) I want to know that she’s doing something productive and visiting a SAFE website.
That’s why I’ve fallen in love with A Child Writes. It’s a great place for Ashley to make new friends, do something good for charity, and just have a great time!
Here’s some information about them:
A Child Writes is a free, safe environment for kids to come together, be matched with online PenPals and write to one another without the need to share personal information. Members are invited to join fun, moderated online parties hosted on the A Child Writes site, which gives them the opportunity to interact with other children within the same age range. During the moderated parties the conversation will be guided on a specific topic with fun age appropriate games and prizes to win. There will never be non-moderated chats open on A Child Writes.
A Child Writes will feature a different cause, charity or organization each month. All members are encouraged to create a card, color a picture or make a small craft to be distributed to those affected by or involved with the featured cause. At the end of each month A Child Writes will hold a contest where three winners will be randomly chosen out of the members who sent in a card to benefit that month’s cause. The prizes will be allocated as follows: one grand prize and two runner up prizes. Prizes will vary each month.
A Child Writes offers a Parent Resource area including informative articles and personal experiences shared by experts in the field of the featured cause. These articles will help the parents better understand the cause being featured as well as provide tips and insight on how to teach their children about their communities around them.
Head over to A Child Writes and create an account for your child today. Let’s keep our kids safe, and show them how much of a difference they can make in their community and in the world!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post in anyway. Just want to spread the word about a new website, A Child Writes, with my readers.