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Parent’s Guide: How to Protect Your Kids’ Privacy & Security [Infographic]

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 [...]

Parent’s Guide: How to Respond to Sexting [Infographic]

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 [...]

Parent’s Guide: How to Respond to Cyberbullying [Infographic]

According one survey, more than 40 percent of teens have experienced cyberbullying. This destructive behavior comes through text messages, social networks and phone calls, and can have lasting effects on children and teens. To help parents, Growing Wireless created this infographic with tips on how parents can address cyberbullying with their kids.   Growing Wireless [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Kids a Cellphone (Until…)

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 [...]

New Orleans & DC Residents: Find the Best School Using CTIA’s Apps

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 [...]

The Wireless Foundation’s VITA Awards for Using Wireless to Improve Lives

Last night, The Wireless Foundation held its VITA Achievement dinner, where it recognized individuals and organizations that used wireless technology to make a positive and significant societal impact. The evening’s honorees were (and read the Wireless Samaritans award winners’ inspiring stories): Congressional Honoree: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller Among the Senator’s many accomplishments, his leadership on [...]

Corporate Philanthropy Pavilion: Sprint

During CTIA 2013, Sprint showcased its consumer safety initiatives in the Corporate Philanthropy Pavilion. In addition to its internal work toward sustainability and accessibility, Sprint highlighted: 4NetSafety – Partnering with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Sprint’s 4NetSafety program provides free Internet safety [...]

Today’s Wireless Family – INFOGRAPHIC

What does the “average” American wireless family look like and how does yours compare? Using a variety of sources, CTIA’s Growing Wireless team has developed this infographic that looks at “Today’s Wireless Family” and provides simple tips for parents. Whether you’re on the go, at home or at school, parents play an important role to [...]

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