CTIA’s Vice President of Public Affairs John Walls demonstrates the “It Can Wait” campaign’s texting and driving simulator, available on its website. In a safe virtual environment so no one is harmed, users must read and send texts while driving, which helps illustrate the impossibility of performing these two dangerous activities simultaneously.
AutoTech Council Executive Director Liz Kerton discusses the challenges and importance of developing apps for the connected car that promote safety and keep the driver’s attention focused on the roads.
CTIA and the wireless industry have been early leaders to educating consumers about safe driving by creating and sponsoring public service announcements, campaigns and other educational materials. Most recently, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, CTIA and other wireless companies joined the “It Can Wait” campaign that illustrates the dangers of texting while driving.
Parking can be a nightmare in most urban cities, but watch some San Francisco drivers demonstrate how wireless helps alleviate these woes with the real-time parking finder app. Finding parking quickly saves fuel and time, which are obvious benefits for drivers, but it also cuts down on traffic congestion throughout the city.
From bedtime to during school or homework hours, parents may want to limit the time periods (and amount of time) their kids use their wireless device. GrowingWireless.com identifies apps and features that when they can use their mobile device, or for how long. Look for the “Time” symbol () for those apps and features in [...]
Just like when your child watches movies and TV, it’s important you know that the content they see is appropriate. Yet what is appropriate for one family may differ from another, even if the kids are the same age, so that’s why there are a variety of content restriction options available from a number of [...]
How well do you know the world of kids and wireless devices? Whether you are a seasoned digital parent or are just now exploring how to monitor and manage your kid’s wireless experience, take CTIA’s quiz below. For more information and tips, visit GrowingWireless.com, a helpful resource for parenting in the digital age.
How much data do your kids need to use their mobile devices? In addition to KnowMyApp.org, which gives you an estimate on some of the most popular apps’ data usage BEFORE you download them, there are also parental control tools available to help you estimate your kids (or your own) usage before choosing your data [...]