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a social network for kids approved by parents

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A social network for kids approved by parents

Founder Mary Kay Hoal is a savvy mother of five. When her children started spending time on social network sites such as MySpace she did a little research and was shocked to find that social networks were magnets for sexual predators and rampant with inappropriate content targeting youth. "We wouldn't open our front door and invite 29,000 registered sex offenders into the house," Mary Kay told her kids, "so why should we accept that online?"

So she banned social networking from her home and saw her approval rating dip below that of steamed broccoli. Besides being unpopular at home, Mary Kay also knew that trying to banish MySpace would be a hopeless game of whack-a-mole. She really had no choice -- it was her duty as a mom to create a safe alternative.


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