Ten Reasons to Join Yoursphere

As the mom of a tween who in very interested in online forums and connecting with others online, I’m a big fan of Yoursphere – the  safe social networking site.

Top Ten Reasons To Join Yousphere (from both a parent’s and tween’s objective):

  1. Safety First – Mary Kay Hoal (@MaryKayHoal, @YoursphereMom), the Founder, President and COO of Yoursphere,  puts internet safety first. She works with Law Enforcement to ensure that all members of Yoursphere are safe and that all input on the forum is monitored.
  2. Contests and Prizes– The contests on Yoursphere are fun for your child, but they are educational too. Your child may be asked to write a story, do some research (in the forum), take photos, or figure out word problems, etc. Plus there are cool prizes from autographed book, to gift certificates.
  3. Meet Friends – Your child can meet children from all over the country. Since chats are supervised, there’s no need to worry about safety in any way.
  4. Share Interests – By creating or joining spheres, which are groups about a specific subject, your child can share what interests them with other members.
  5. Learning Experiences – You child will learn without even knowing it! By reading information in spheres, playing games, taking part in contests, your child will be working on reading comprehension, writing, and even math skills.
  6. It’s Free! – Becoming a member of Yoursphere is free. There is a Gold Membership level available that gives your child more options in the forum. The cost is $4.95/month.
  7. Games – There are hundreds of games to play within Yoursphere. Some of the topics are Puzzle, Strategy and Arcade.
  8. Newsletters – Every month you and your child get their own newsletter. The newsletters keep you up to date on what’s happening in the forum and provide useful information about online safety.
  9. Boredum Buster – When you hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored”, you can feel comfortable about suggesting signing into Yoursphere, where there’s always something new going on.
  10. Recognition for Accomplishments – Children can earn badges and more responsibilities as members of the forum. As your child learns his way around the site, helps out others, learns about internet safety, creates spheres, they will get badges. Your child can even become a paid writer for the forum.

Keep up to date on the happenings of Yoursphere on Facebook and Twitter, and Mary Kay’s blog on helping parents teach their children about online safety.

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When you sign up kids your child using my promo code YS11-F41S, they’ll get 75 credits to spend in the Yoursphere Gift Gallery and you’ll be able to come up with your own reasons to join Yoursphere!

This is a sponsored post for Yoursphere. All opinions are completely my own. I’ve been a fan of Yoursphere for over a year and the work of Mary Kay Hoal, the founder of Yourspher

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  1. I haven’t tried Yoursphere yet although I’ve heard a lot of good things about it already. This was a great review. I will check it out. Thanks.
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