This past year we got our daughter her first cell phone. She is 12. We put if off as long as we could, but the fact was that she was going off to junior high and I really wanted a way to communicate with her when she was away from home. I like that she has a phone and we can text any time and I know I can track her and reach her if need be. We’ve been lucky so far in that she hasn’t experienced a lot of issues that plague teens who have cell phones. That doesn’t mean that it’s not coming. As she gets older, I have some real fears that she might text and drive or she might be involved in online bullying.
These issues are very real: bullying, privacy, over-usage, texting while driving and more. I know that as a parent I want to do everything I can to keep my girls safe and protected.
AT&T has made a commitment to be a leader in providing education, resources and tools to help families better manage mobile safety. If you are interested in learning more, AT&T is offering the opportunity to one of my readers to attend a virtual MOBILE SAFETY SCHOOL session – AND a $50 VISA Gift Card.
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 this giveaway just leave me a comment with one piece of advice you would give to your child in regards to mobile phone usage. Let me know which Mobile Safety School session you would like to attend. I will choose a winner via Random.org on October 18, 2013. Please provide a valid email address so we can forward you the information pertaining to the session you chose, including access codes.
I am being compensated via The Motherhood for the AT&T Mobile Traffic School campaign. This Talk Ain’t Cheap is not responsible for gift cards or mailing problems.