Supervised and unsupervised, in many locations and on several devices, most children are now online. To make sure Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is making sure Michigan parents know that there’s an effective way to protect children from unwanted online ads and solicitations wherever they are online. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free and secure service that can block adult-oriented ads for products like alcohol, tobacco, pornography and online gambling from reaching their children’s email inboxes, tablets, cell phones or instant messenger IDs. How does it work? Parents or schools may register the electronic addresses for any devices children use at ProtectMiChild.com. The secured registry is housed on the Secretary of State website and once the child’s cell phone number, email address and Instant Messenger ID are entered into the system, the registry will block adult internet ads for all the registered contact points for three years or until the youngest child with access to the contact point reaches the age of 18.
For more information or to sign up, visit the registry at ProtectMiChild.com.