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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

Comments

  1. 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

  2. Heather! says

    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

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