Saturday, 27 August 2011

Family Friendly Blogs Linky List

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I have a lot of friends who, despite the world we live in, still consider the internet to be an unsafe place and not Family Friendly. It does seem that the Media likes to paint a picture of all things on the web as being a risk. As a family we use the internet and we have taught the kids to be aware of dangers, how to spot problems and what to do if they stumble upon some content that is inappropriate. Having taught these principles you then have to allow a degree of self governance.


I have noticed that Blogger allows you to denote your blog as having adult content, which seems from a Family Friendly point of view to be another negative view. What if there was away of being positive and declaring "My blog is a Family Friendly Blog" it would be nice to have a list of Family Friendly blogs that you could go to. Well now there is. Because we have just made one !


Most of the blogs I follow, I consider Family Friendly so they can be instant additions. I've included my own as I try hard to ensure nothing I post is offensive to anyone, for example always watch through a YouTube clip before embedding to make sure it is appropriate. 


Here is the plan. If you consider yourself to be a family friendly blogger add your name to the Linky list. Grab a badge and wear it on your blog with pride !!


Here is the code for a badge, the image is a gif file so should work on any colour background. Note the numbers in red are the display size and you can change these if you wish. The Badge provides a link back to a page that can be found on the navigation tab of my blog above, this will spread the word and allow people to always find the list.

<a href="http://rjrdaydreamer.blogspot.com/p/family-friendly.html" target="_blank" title="Family Friendly Blog"><img src=" http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w295/johntealon30/RJRdaydreamer/FamilyFriendly.gif " border="0" width="150" height="150" alt="Family Friendly Blog" /></a>


How do you qualify. There are no strict criteria, you decide if you are Family Friendly. I guess its a form of self regulation. Although I will browse blogs added and I reserve the right to delete those that I wouldn't be happy showing my teenage kids. 


If you add your blog to the Linky List you get free advertising, in return I would ask that you keep a badge on a sidebar to promote the list. Hopefully it will grow and grow and become a really useful list of Family  Friendly Blogs. You don't have to create a special post on a certain day but you can blog about it if you wish. 


8 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Fabulous idea....I have entered my blog. I believe all three of my sites fit the bill.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Could you try access again to see if I have removed everything I should? thanks so much.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I am family friendly. okay, I do have a sexy photo of Kate in my sidebar. If you don't think I belong, feel free to delete me.

Su said...

Great idea! I know for sure that at least one of your teenagers has visited my blog from time to time. ;) Actually I do my best to make sure that my fingers don't run away without checking in with my brain-- some of my friends share my blog with their kiddos and I don't want to corrupt any small eyes. So again I say, great idea!

RJR said...

Welcome aboard everyone ! Alex, I took the liberty of editing your entry as it showed your name as Ale J the x was missing.

Duckie. said...

That's my boy!, what a good idea, though there are lots of jokes on both my blogs I always try and keep them so that my Grandchildren can laugh at them as well!.

Diane said...

What a terrific idea! I'm in!!!

Tara Tyler said...

that is a lovely idea!

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