Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm A Yoursphere Test Drive Mom

Social networking sites are all the rage. I'm a part of the Twitter, Facebook, and Blogger phenomenon and have learned so much useful information from them. However, I'm somewhat of a stickler when it comes to the younger kids being exposed to it. The two teenage girls are active members of a couple of the social networking sites. Even though I keep tabs on their activities from time to time, I've seen some things go on that even they shouldn't be exposed to.

I'm adamant that my four other kids are too young to be a part of these groups due to some content and for safety reasons. When they get older, I may be more lenient but for now they are only allowed access to sites that I deem to be appropriate for them.

When I found out that I was selected to be a Yoursphere Test Drive Mom, I was happy to find that my tweens can be a part of an online social group that they can be a part of while being safe doing so.

My children and I are still in the process of learning about Yousphere and all it has to offer. Throughout the next few months, I will keep my readers updated about Yousphere and the activities that my children have participated in. I will also give my candid opinion on what me and my children think of it.

As a short summary, Yousphere is a social network site for kids and teens to socialize with others their age, play games, give thoughts and opinions, and earn rewards. Parental controls and dashboards are set to monitor your child's activity and no one under the age of 18 is allowed to sign up. This helps ensure cyber safety.

If you have children who would be interested in becoming a part of Yousphere's social online community, it is free to join. If you do, please include referral code YSMC-0001 which lets them know I sent you.

I look forward to letting you know of Yousphere and my children are happy to be a part of a group geared towards them.

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 t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review. The opinions within this post are of my own. Your opinions and results may differ.