Mobile Safety Education {Giveaway}

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As mother of a long-time “plugged-in” family, I wasn’t surprised to find out that, according to a recent study by AT&T, most kids receive their first cell phone at the age of 12. In fact, that was about the same time my teens received theirs.

I was very surprised, however, to discover that over 1/2 of kids have ridden with someone that was texting and driving, almost 1/4 have been bullied via text and nearly 1/2 know of someone that received pictures of a sexual nature via their cell phones.  I knew that these things happened, but I never realized how often until I read the results of this study.

These are real issues that kids face today when it comes to mobile phones. I’ve recently been made aware of the commitment AT&T has made to provide education, resources and tools for mobile safety.  You can view everything they have available from articles, videos, apps and more at their website.

I’m also excited to be able to give one lucky Detroit Mommies reader the opportunity to attend a virtual Mobile Safety School session so you can be prepared and help protect your children.  In addition, the winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of AT&T.

The virtual Mobile Safety School schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
  • Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14
  • Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17

To enter, you must leave a comment telling me which mobile safety issue concerns you the most and use the Rafflecopter form below.  There are extra entries available, but you must leave a comment in order to qualify.
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This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, ages 18 years an older at the time of entry.  Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post in order to participate.  All entries will be verified.  Those not following these rules will be disqualified.  This contest will end on October 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

I have been compensated to participate in raising awareness for AT&T’s commitment to mobile safety.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

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About Christina

Christina is a veteran homeschool mom of two in the greater Detroit area. She is the Director of Client Services at Crackerjack Marketing , co-founder of Smart Savvy Social, and publisher of HomeschoolingInDetroit.com. You can find her on Twitter as @MrsStrick.

Comments

  1. Jessie C. says:

    I am most concerned about privacy issues and unknown calls.

  2. I am concerned about privacy and identity theft

  3. My daughters are still young, so my concern is having them drop or break the phone.

  4. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’m concerned about my children’s privacy.

  5. Harmony B says:

    Im concerned with potential bullying & inappropriate content

  6. I am concerned about texting and driving.

  7. courtney b says:

    im concerned about texting and driving!

  8. Sarah Hirsch says:

    at this point i am most concerned about my kids spending too much time on their devices and getting too much screen time. but i am sure when they are a little older, I will be concerned about cyber-bullying at inappropriate content

  9. keri szawara says:

    texting and driving for sure…how scary!!!!

  10. phone bullying or identity theft!

  11. texting while driving.

  12. HappyMomC says:

    I’m worried about bullying, texting & driiving

  13. I am concerned with bullying

  14. amy pugmire says:

    def privacy issues. I have had my identity stolen before.

  15. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i am most concerned with identity theft and people using their phones while driving

  16. identity theft

  17. Thomas Murphy says:

    I am most concerned with texting and driving

  18. Tabathia B says:

    I am concerned about inappropriate pics and texting and driving

  19. I am concerned about ‘sexting’ and how to handle calls from unknown numbers. We have teens and I know many of their friends have sent or received photos I would be uncomfortable with, but I don’t know how to handle the issue with my kids.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  20. soha molina says:

    txting while driving

  21. christopher sorel says:

    daughter talking and paying attention.

  22. Bullying

  23. Charity S says:

    Texting while driving.

  24. Patti Hess says:

    Sextexting….

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  25. Someone tricking my girls into believing they are someone they know to harm them or abduct them

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