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ITI Cross Links: My Homework's Done--Can Imbee on My Blog?

Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Imbee.com is a blogging site for children ages 8 to 14. What!!??? you're saying. Not safe!! Well, with all the concern over kids posting and publishing to the Web, it's worth reading this EContent article by Jared Bernstein to see how the imbee.com folks create an environment they say is safe even for kids that young.

Here's a summary of the article:

Parents are between a rock and a hard place: they want to encourage their children to be creative individuals—and blogging offers an excellent opportunity to learn to express thoughts and feelings—however, they must balance this against the risk of exposure to Internet predators. Jeanette Symons, founder of San Francisco Bay Area-based Industrious Kid, thinks blogging is worth the risk, but believes that risk can be mitigated by limiting social networking to a familiar community. She put $6 million from private investments into development of imbee.com, a blogging site for children ages 8 to 14 years olds.

Read the full article HERE, from Information Today, Inc.'s EContent magazine.


 
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