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CTIA Statement After Testifying on Online Youth Safety

After testifying before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance, I issued the following statement:  “With more than 286 million wireless connections, Americans know first-hand the infinite benefits that mobile technology provides. But while many adults remember a time without cell phones, today’s youth have only known a world with wireless technology [...]

Windy City, Wireless Online Safety and Education

Education. Education. Education. That’s the key to increasing wireless online safety for children, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. We couldn’t agree more. The General was the featured speaker at a half-day session today in Chicago, and she emphasized the importance of educating young people about the need to behave responsibly online, especially in [...]

4 Year Old Wireless Hero

Earlier this week The Wireless Foundation held its annual VITA awards dinner, where it honors people from around the country who have used wireless in a heroic fashion. One of this year’s winners is four-year-old Kyle Sparks, who was able to save his mother when she became ill and lost consciousness, by using his mother’s cell phone [...]

3-in-1: Police, Fire & Medical Emergency Personnel on One-Line with Wireless

When an emergency occurs, efficient use of time is essential. In San Juan County, New Mexico, city, county and state law enforcement are interconnected with fire and emergency care responders thanks to wireless operability. These wireless network connections have dramatically improved emergency response and helped each agency work together seamlessly.

Responsible Wireless Use

Wireless devices are fantastic communications tools, but it’s up to each of us to use the technology in a responsible way. That’s particularly important for young wireless users, and Alan Simpson of Common Sense Media shares his insight on how to safely use wireless communication and the appropriate role of various stakeholders including parents. To [...]

CTIA Statement on the NTIA’s OSTW Group Report on Promoting Responsible Online Use

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the release of NTIA’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group Report which evaluated industry efforts and made recommendations to promote online safety for children. “With more than 630 devices, 240,000 apps and 286 million subscriber connections, CTIA and the wireless industry believe that providing and educating [...]

May Wrap-Up on Responsible Wireless Use; June to Highlight Wireless Safety

Throughout May, we have been posting various videos, podcasts and updates on our blog about the important issue of wireless responsible use. While today’s children are benefiting tremendously from digital and mobile technologies and services, some kids may choose to use their mobile devices and services in an inappropriate or irresponsible manner.  In light of [...]

Wireless Industry: Continuing to Educate About “Sexting” and “Cyberbullying”

For kids and teens today, there are many benefits to using mobile technology, and it’s “cool” to use wireless tools at home, work, school and in our public institutions.  According to a 2010 Pew Internet & American Life study, mobile devices are the favored communication hub for the majority of American teens. The study indicates [...]

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