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"Parent's Guide to Mobile Phones" to Help Parents Educate Their Kids on Responsible Wireless Use Released by CTIA, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless


WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 – At the 2014 Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition, the “Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones” was released to help parents protect their kids’ safety, privacy and security. Developed by the online safety experts at ConnectSafely.org, AT&T, CTIA, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, the guide answers parents’ questions about how wireless services, devices and applications work so they may talk with their kids about safe and responsible mobile wireless use.

Available in English and Spanish on GrowingWireless.com, the “Parent’s Guide to Mobile Phones” offers information on:

  • Tips for Smart Smartphone Users of All Ages
  • Cellphone Safety Check List
  • Is Your Child Ready for a Cellphone? (Check List)
  • Parent’s Top 5 Questions about Mobile Phones

“Wireless empowers kids to be able to learn, engage and communicate with their teachers, classmates and friends. At the same time, it’s important for parents to talk with their kids about responsible use, as well as the family rules and consequences if those rules are broken. By setting these expectations, parents will help their kids enjoy the benefits of wireless technology. This guide, along with additional tools and information on our GrowingWireless.com website, will help parents navigate the wireless world,” said Jamie Hastings, Vice President, External and State Affairs for CTIA.

Parent’s Guide Full English Version
Parent’s Guide Full Spanish Version
Parent’s Guide English Booklet Version
Parent’s Guide Spanish Booklet Version

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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