Are you tired of wondering just who someone is? You can now use the great program called eVerify to do exactly that, but without having to go through any confusing paperwork. The great site uses different directories that are kept by the government to allow you to do these checks, but also to search their listings.
There are many wonderful features that eVerify has which can also be used in ways other then checks. You can use it to find relatives that you don’t see forever, to conduct background checks on criminal past, and also to see if a person is a sex offender or has received a DUI.
Other features of this can be used to tap phone directories to discover who is calling you, check classmates and phone numbers, addresses, and even email addresses, making eVerify an all around great program. Also, you can use it to delve deeper into the social aspects of a particular person in the form of blogs, social networking, photos and more, giving you an in depth look at any person you need to check out.
As eVerify is going to be using government information you can be certain it is accurate and up to date at any given time.
If you have a teenager, you’re probably well-versed in how important the Internet is to the social life of a high schooler. Most teenagers have Facebook accounts and spend many hours per week on the computer. It’s a trend that isn’t going away. You might even have a Facebook page of your own. But does that mean you have to be “friends” with your teenager? Some parents very closely monitor the computer usage of their teenagers and others don’t bother. Where do you fall on the spectrum? A teenager’s Facebook page is a very personal place, and if you’re friends with them, you’ll have access to it. As a parent, you may think it’s a good idea. It’s not. Some things should remain sacred, and your child’s Facebook page is one of them. Under no circumstances should you friend your teenager on Facebook. If you do, you’ll probably end up regretting it very quickly. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t go there.
Do You Really Want to Know What They’re Doing?
Teenagers use Facebook to post and comment on all types of teenage things. They’ll post pictures of the weekend parties, talk about relationships, say things they think are “cool,” and much more. Do you really want to be able to see all that? Being able to view your teen’s Facebook page may grant you too high a level of access into their personal life. Many things may not warrant parental intervention, but seeing them may make you uncomfortable.
Do You Really Want to Know What Their Friends are Doing?
Teens use Facebook to communicate with each other all the time. Not only will you have unnecessary access to the comments of your own teenager, you’ll also be viewing the wall posts, status comments and photos of their friends, too. If you’re not ready to see your teenager’s closest buddies in a new light, you shouldn’t be friends with your teen on Facebook.
You’ll Make Them Censor Themselves
If you’re friends with your teen on Facebook, you better believe they’ll censor their page for you. They’ll think twice about everything they post. They’ll first evaluate if it’s something they’re okay with you seeing or not. While it’s a good thing for them to be discerning with what they post, you don’t want to be the sole reason they have to censor themselves. Let your teen be a teen. They’ll be able to enjoy their social networking experience more if you’re not watching so closely.
You’ll Have to Censor Yourself
You’ll also have to make sure your page is appropriate for your teen to see, too. You won’t be able to post anything you don’t want them to see, like things they could make fun of or be upset by. But you have a personal life, too, and you don’t want to censor yourself, either. If you don’t friend your teen, you won’t have to worry about it. You can be yourself and enjoy Facebook without worrying about constantly playing the part of parent and role model.
Terry Ford wants to remind you that Facebook can be fun if you play carefully and always use a Grammar Checker.