Join Avilla.ge for a free $5 Wal-mart Gift Card
AVilla.ge, is a new social media site that sends a transcript of your child’s online social media movements to your email address, so that you can monitor their online activities.
I’ve got awesome news for you! If you sign up, then upload a profile photo, you could get a FREE $5 Walmart eGift Card for the first 500 users who participate! Right now there are 250 spots left! If you have a family of 5, you can get up to $25 dollars worth of Walmart Gift Cards just for signing up!!!
My little girl loves her computer. In fact if I take it away she drives me insane until I point out her plethora of other toys, and threaten to give them away if she doesn’t show them some attention too. (hah…)
She watched me play games on Facebook and begged for her own account, once in awhile I’d let her harvest a field on Farmville, or play with my pet on Pet Society and I thought, “no harm…” That is until she started sneaking on my computer to play the games when I was busy doing other things around the house. She constantly begged me to make her, her own Facebook, and her grandparents asked for more photos of her, but I was uncomfortable with giving in and letting her have her own Facebook. That is until the morning my husband called freaking out because his checking account was overdrawn. Little Miss apparantly had purchased “diamonds” for her pets on Monster Hospital (or something like that), to the tune of $327 in some foreign currency I’d never even heard of, and couldn’t ever find a conversion for. I was livid, and the only real solution I saw, other than taking complete access to the computers away, was to give in and let her have her own account. One that wasn’t also inadvertently attached to my bank account for business purposes.
I check and double check her Facebook account daily, making sure only family members are friends, her settings are private, that the games she’s playing are appropriate, and I worry what her social media future may hold. Let’s face it at 6 years old and the inability to read there’s not too much she’s interested in other than the massive amount of games that she plays with her grandparents. I sure wish AVilla.ge had been around a year ago when I gave in. I did however create a profile for her on AVilla.ge and I’m going to keep an eye on the site to see what kind of awesome things they roll out in the future!
Sarina on her computer, she loves playing games, and seeing pictures family members post.
“Avilla.ge is a social media site that is kid friendly and parent informed. Our goal is a safe, fun, bully-free, “Bezness”-free, predator-free site for all to enjoy. (Bezness is the practice of men from other countries romancing women to gain a VISA to their country, and can be applied to women romancing and providing fake heart-wrenching stories to extort money out of men as well.)
Groups are welcome. Please see privacy settings before creating your group.
All subscribers under 18 are required to use a parent’s email for sign up so the parent receives a transcript of the interactions their child has, is always informed, and can intervene in the best interest of their child.
If you or your child receives inappropriate requests for anything, please report it by using the “Customer Service” link and Avilla.ge management will investigate.
Parental Controls, Fun Profiles, a Family Tree and more!”
So about this Bezness stuff… does it really happen? Absolutely! I am so pleased to see a social media site popping up that has our children’s best interest at heart! When I was a teen, almost an adult, I got involved with a guy online and he convinced me that I should come for a vacation in Canada, so that we could give our long distance “relationship” a trial run. My younger brother felt like there was something off about the guy so he started investigating him, and boy am I glad he did! My 21 year old online boyfriend was really a 50 somethings old man, who had already gotten in trouble with the RCMP for soliciting teenage girls online! He sent me pictures of himself when he was 21, and told me about his 21 year old son’s daily life to keep up his charade! Who knows if I’d be locked in some basement somewhere if I’d of taken that trip. There are lonely children all over the world who are lured into situations just like this one by predators every day, and I plan on keeping an eye on my baby girl, so she doesn’t fall prey to some sicko like I almost did! Please take an active role in your child’s online lives. You never know who’s lurking in the shadows.
Check out this video to learn more about AVilla.ge!
They’re giving a $5 Walmart gift card to the first 500 U.S. residents that sign up at http://avilla.ge/ and upload a profile picture. If individuals under 18 wants to enter the contest please have them use their parent’s email address.
Only the FIRST 500 Get the $5 Walmart eGift Cards! (There’s about 250 spots left as of now)
After your new profile has been created simply visit this form, fill out your details, and you’ll been entered http://www.formstack.com/
It is that easy! So get your $5 Walmart eGift Card and discover a new, safe, social media site for your kids!