Ad Blocking FAQ's
Q. Do you block ALL reported ads?
A. We block nearly all of them. On occasion, we do receive unreasonable complaints. Example: "Remove the ad for *** that shows a skeleton on it. It's too frightening for children." The ad in question, however, contained a cute, happy cartoon skeleton and linked to a safe website. We do listen to our visitors, but we're not about to shun sponsors who show child-friendly ads. Needless to say, that particular ad was not removed from our site.
Thankfully, most of our visitors who contact us are reasonable people who simply wish to keep the Internet safe for their kids.
Q. What kind of ads do you generally block?
A. There are quite a few ad types that we block. Here are just a few of the dozens: insulting ads (like ones that ask if you are "stupid"); alcohol and tobacco ads; dating and adult networking ads; ads that collect personal information from minors (like email addresses and mobile phone numbers); gambling ads; any ad to do with s e x (including birth control, etc...); ads that link to scam sites or known spyware/adware/malware sites; and many others. If you see ads on our site like the ones I just mentioned, please report them and accept my sincere thanks!
Q. Will I receive a reply if I report an ad?
A. We do try our best to reply to our visitors, but please understand that we're just a very, very, very small company (just myself & my partner). Let me tell you first off: we REALLY very much appreciate help from our visitors in keeping our advertising in line! If our current volume of email isn't overwhelming, we do our very best to send a note of thanks. If you do not receive a note: please accept this --> Thank you! in advance :)
Q. Why do objectionable ads even exist?
A. *Sigh* We ask ourselves the very same question. The unfortunate thing is that software errors and even human erros do, on occasion, occur. The Internet Advertising world is working hard (but still learning) to acheive perfection, which is why we at theKidzpage.com make it a high priority to scrutinize ads and ad networks.
The good news: Ad serving companies have become a lot more responsible and respectful over the years and, thankfully, more emphasis is being put on the importance of responsible and safe ad content.
Bottom line: the goal of theKidzpage.com is to provide a safe, responsible and enjoyable experience for our visitors both young and old.