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LANSING, MI - Governor Rick Snyder is urging parents to sign their household up for the Michigan Child Protection Registry, which has just been transferred to the Secretary of State.
An increasing number of children, even as young as two are using Internet-based devices, such as tablets, cell phones and computers.
Parents can protect their children from adult advertisements, messages and pornography by joining the Michigan Child Protection Registry.
The registry has been around since 2004 and is similar to the "Do Not Call" list. Registered addresses and phone numbers are protected from messages that advertise gambling, alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco and pornography.
"The Child Protection Registry is a helpful resource for parents. I'm confident that, under the leadership of Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, the program will deliver the best possible service for Michigan families," said Snyder.
The program is free and will block contacts for three years or until the youngest child turns 18.
Once a family has signed up any company that sends these types of messages is required to remove their information from mailing lists within 30 days.