With the upcoming holiday shopping season having kicked off this weekend, many parents will be looking to purchase wireless devices for their children. While they are great for playing games, learning and keeping in touch with family and friends, they shouldn’t be regarded as toys.
With mobile devices providing instant access to the Internet and an almost unlimited supply of downloadable content, it is important that parents establish rules of use that will keep their kids safe. When choosing your device, you want to research to see what your carrier offers in terms of parental controls. The below infographic shows Verizon’s tips and offerings to ensure your kids are safe and using their devices appropriately.
Verizon Wireless and The Online Mom will be hosting a smartphone safety Twitter chat at 9pm ET on Wednesday, December 5. Visit The Online Mom for details.
For more information about Verizon’s Safeguards, please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/safeguards
This Halloween we have a few tech-safety tools and applications that parents can use to make sure their little ghouls and goblins are building lasting Halloween memories and staying safe. Parents can now, from their smartphones, keep their children safe without joining them door-to-door or worrying from home. Safe and Fun Trick-or-Treat Tech Tips:
Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) recently introduced the Safe
Drivers Act of 2011 (H.R. 2333), which will require the U.S.
Department of Transportation to study the impact of in-vehicle
wireless phone use and recommend legislative activity based on the findings.
Peter Davidson, Verizon Senior Vice President of federal government
relations said, “We applaud Rep. McCarthy for introducing the Safe
Drivers Act of 2011. While mobile devices bring great benefits to
Americans’ lives, they must be used responsibly while driving. We’re
pleased that Congresswoman McCarthy is championing this public safety
measure, and we fully support her efforts to enact the Safe Drivers
Act of 2011.”