Archive for the ‘Kids & Wireless’ Category
CTIA’s and its member companies’ commitment to providing parents with the resources needed to educate kids about responsible wireless use is clear. Building on CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com and other existing member company efforts, we are pleased to release the Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones (also available in Spanish),developed by the online safety experts at ConnectSafely.org and [...]
Last night, The Wireless Foundation marked the 20th Annual VITA Achievement Awards Dinner by recognizing individuals and organizations creating a positive impact in their communities with wireless technology. The evening’s award winners were: Leadership Honoree: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler From 1992 to 2004, Chairman Wheeler served as President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. During [...]
Teenage drivers, often the most inexperienced drivers on the road, are the most at risk for distracted driving. Take the quiz below and test your knowledge of how teenagers are handling their responsibilities behind the wheel, and remind your teen to never text and drive.
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 [...]
CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]