Tween Website InTheFABLane.com Increases Online Safety Protocol for Users Age 8-15
Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 9, 2009 — Tween website InTheFABLane.com has completed its main stage of safety protocol for its tween and teen users aged 8-15. Launched in April of 2009, InTheFABLane continually strives to find better and more secure ways for their young users to enjoy the internet without falling victim to the hazards of being online.
|InTheFABLane.com believes that parents should be in the loop when it comes to their child’s online experience and we strive to help them be as involved as possible|
|Parents are truly the key to keeping their children safe online.|
|InTheFABLane believes that there should be a place just for this age group that is an appropriate stepping stone on to the internet|
|How Safe Are You On The Internet?|
InTheFABLane.com strongly feels that parents should have a part in their child’s online experience. Upon sign-up, user information is collected depending on their age group. Users aged 13-15 are given more leeway, though they are still asked for a mandatory parental email. Their parent or guardian then receives information about the tween website, the information the site collects, as well as their child’s user name and password, and a contact should they have any questions or concerns. In compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) users under the age of 12 are mandatorily asked for their first name and parental e-mail only. The child may not access any portion of InTheFABLane where non-monitored personally identifiable information may be input until the parent or guardian gives verifiable consent by clicking a link in the email sent to them. Only then will these portion of the tween website be unlocked. The parent is also given their child’s user name and password to access their account as well as a the phone number and email of the content director of the site, in the event that they should have any questions, comments or requests.
Parent’s are also sent a monthly newsletter updating them on the behind-the-scenes workings of In The FAB Lane and what is being done to keep their child safe. “InTheFABLane.com believes that parents should be in the loop when it comes to their child’s online experience and we strive to help them be as involved as possible,” says Kimberly Giannini, the site’s content director, “Parents are truly the key to keeping their children safe online.”
InTheFABLane.com is completely monitored by FAB administrators. Each section where a user can participate, such as the Blab, Life and Celebrity Your Space are approved before becoming live on the website. This promotes a healthy and enjoyable environment for all users, and parents do not have to worry about their child accidentally seeing any crude or inappropriate content. “InTheFABLane believes that there should be a place just for this age group that is an appropriate stepping stone on to the internet,” says Giannini.
Aside from the more ambitious safety protocol, InTheFABLane.com incorporates safety into many aspects of its content. Boasting content that includes a book review, an advice section penned by a certified teen therapist, a health and body section with a certified nutritionist contributing, a fashion spotlight, a sports section, a tween “Life” section with daily updated style, celebrity and entertainment blogs, and fun “Quizzes and Games” section, safety is a thread that runs through them all. This includes a quiz asking “How Safe Are You On The Internet?” and Blab topics promoting conversation about internet safety. The “Safetween” program lists ways that FAB, as a website, tweens and parents can become more safe on the Internet.
InTheFABLane is a tween website headquartered in Chicago, IL, striving daily to keep its users the safest they can be.