Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers 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, created by the Michigan State Legislature in 2004, allows Michigan schools and families to protect their students from receiving adult-oriented messages and can be located at www.ProtectMiChild.com. Registered addresses and numbers are protected from messages that advertise pornography, tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol, and gambling. The Michigan Child Protection Registry can include family addresses for adults, children, and school domains.
As a strong supporter of this registry, we encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry, inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising.