Archive for the ‘Kids & Wireless’ Category
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 […]
What is cyberbullying, and more importantly, how do you protect your kids from it or prevent your kids from being a bully? To help parents with this issue, CTIA’s Growing Wireless provides tips and tools to help kids be safe and responsible online users.
Putting your kids on the family wireless plan keeps them in touch with family and friends, but without knowing the limits on calls, texts or data usage, they may run up your monthly bill. To help parents manage their kids’ cellphone usage, this infographic from Growing Wireless offers simple tips to set those important limits. […]
As children and teens interact more with digital platforms through their wireless devices, sharing photos and even their location, it’s important parents talk with their kids on how to stay safe. This infographic from Growing Wireless offers parents tools and advice to protect their children’s privacy and keep their information secure. Growing Wireless will be […]
A recent study found that 46 percent of adolescents had received a message or picture with “sexual content” that their parents would disapprove of, often referred to as “sexting.” While these images may be intended for one recipient, they are usually forwarded to others. To help parents understand this sensitive issue and prevent their kids […]
Yes, it’s true. I am the head of the trade association that promotes wireless technology, but I am strongly advising you to avoid getting your kids mobile devices…until you are ready to work with them to create rules for their wireless use. My kids are adults, but once my grandkids are ready to have their […]
For families in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., finding the “best” school for your kids may be a challenge. That’s why The Wireless Foundation supported the development of the NOLA Parent’s Guide and MyDCcharters apps to give you information on charter schools such as the location of the closest school, the school’s performance, program offerings […]