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Responsible Wireless Tips for Kids

Mobile device are improving the way we work, learn and live. While technology continues to evolve and offer new capabilities, we must educate others, including children, to be responsible users. CTIA provides parents and caring adults with tips to help you educate your children so they are safe and responsible mobile device users.

Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe: Responsible Wireless Use campaign

During his keynote remarks at CTIA WIRELESS® 2010, CTIA-The Wireless Association’s President & CEO Steve Largent announces the “Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe: Responsible Wireless Use” campaign. The campaign was launched in March 2010 to equip parents and teachers with tips and tools to help talk with kids about responsible mobile device usage. The [...]

Kids and Online Safety with Nebraska’s AG Jon Bruning

Wireless online safety is an important area of interest for state attorneys general. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning talks about the combination of sensible legislation and parental responsibility to keep kids safe in the wireless world.

Kids and Online Safety with FTC

If you’re a parent who is looking for tips on how to talk to your children about online safety, check out this video interview. The Federal Trade Commission’s Assistant Director for Consumer and Business Education in the Bureau of Consumer Protection Nat Wood talks about the agency’s effort to assist in that effort, which features the [...]

CTIA Poll: Kids & Wireless

We haven’t done a poll lately, so we thought we’d do one for August. In light of the recent MSNBC story that quotes Vice President of Public Affairs John Walls on “what age is appropriate to give your child a cellphone,” we thought we’d ask our loyal readers the same question.

mLearning – Revolutionizing the Classroom

Do wireless devices have a place in the classroom as learning tools? We certainly think they do, but we’re not alone. According to a study released by Digital Millennial Consulting in July 2010, mLearning apps are “changing the way teachers think about their teaching.”  The study tracked kids participating in Project K-Nect, a program that gave [...]

2010 in Review: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in Today’s Wireless World

Whether you have kids or spend any time around teens, you’d likely agree with this Pew study: text messaging is the primary way that teens “talk” with their friends. While a wireless device allows all of us, including kids, freedom and serve as a public safety tool, we also recognize that there is a possibility [...]

CTIA Reminds Kids: Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe.

While I do not have kids, I have enough friends who do. Regardless of their children’s ages (including those of you with infants, you know who you are!), they are already wondering what the “right” age is to give their child a mobile phone. They’re also wondering how to keep their kids safe when they give [...]

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