Now that school’s out and the kids have more free time, you may wonder if they’re safe online.
Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. In fact, the newest marketing effort seems to be texting these advertisements.
Thankfully, there’s a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and is located at www.ProtectMIChild.com. As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up and help keep your kids safe from unwanted adult advertising.