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The Enduring Impact of Bullying

CTIA developed Growing Wireless to serve as a resource for parents to help their kids become responsible wireless users. To some parents, they’ll find the issues that Growing Wireless addresses useful, such as cyberbullying. We provide tips and tools that parents may use to help prevent bullying or handle it once it happens to their [...]

CTIA Announces GrowingWireless.com

Today, we announced the launch of our new wireless responsible use and safety campaign called “Growing Wireless.” Through our new website www.GrowingWireless.com, CTIA and The Wireless Foundation are helping parents and caregivers to ensure kids use wireless technology responsibly. GrowingWireless.com is a great platform to highlight CTIA and our member companies’ commitment to responsible wireless [...]

Mobile Education and the Wireless Industry… “Anytime, anywhere learning”

At the recent CTIA WIRELESS show in New Orleans I was so astounded by how wireless has truly revolutionized the area of mobile education that I thought it would make sense to briefly investigate the intersection of mobile broadband and education. We visited a local public school in Arlington, Virginia to get a sense of [...]

2011 Wireless Industry Success: CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB

With more than 1.5 million applications (apps) available on more than 11 different operating systems from more than 28 non-carrier stores, there are a lot of options for consumers. To help inform parents and consumers about the content and context of apps, CTIA and the wireless industry announced in November its Mobile Application Rating System [...]

Sen. Pryor: Growing Number of Children Using Wireless Indicates Shift in Media Consumption

According to Common Sense Media, more than half of all children eight and under have access to a mobile device in the home, and 11 percent use a cellphone, tablet or similar device for media consumption in a typical day. Speaking at the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB announcement, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) [...]

CTIA at Wireless EdTech: Economic Divides Closed by Wireless Technology

During the Wireless EdTech Conference 2011 in D.C. on October 20-21, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent says that wireless encourages global competition, helps close economic divides and provides opportunities to more people than ever before. Wireless products and services can also be a major force in the classroom.

CTIA at Wireless EdTech: More Spectrum for Mobile Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent spoke at the Wireless EdTech Conference 2011 in D.C. on October 20-21. In his remarks, he explains that the U.S. is facing a looming spectrum crisis due to ever-increasing demand for wireless data. Largent describes that for the second year in a row, data traffic has increased [...]

Kids and Responsible Wireless Use

Since the mobile Internet is quickly becoming more popular and the preferred way for millions of Americans, including children, to access the web, it’s important that kids are educated on responsible wireless use. CTIA’s talks with Common Sense Media’s Vice President of Policy Alan Simpson, who provides parents with simple tips to keep their children [...]

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