CTIA-The Wireless Association® Focus on How Kids Benefit from Wireless Technology & How Parents Keep Kids Responsible Online
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – From communicating with friends and family to completing homework, kids use mobile devices for everything. In this month’s Wonder of Wireless webcast and on the blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association® features how kids are benefiting from mobile technology as well as how parents can ensure their kids are responsible wireless users.
- Project K-Nect: Math via Wireless: Wireless at Work
For students at Southwest High School in North Carolina, Project K-Nect is improving their math scores and confidence by using interactive learning via wireless technology. Students use tablets to collaborate in real-time with their teachers and other students, view videos and share answers, which is changing the way students do and feel about math.
- Wireless Parental Guidance: Insider Interview
CTIA’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings discusses GrowingWireless.com, which provides information, facts and case studies for parents and caregivers to help them keep their kids safe and responsible in today’s digital world. Hastings also highlights the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB, which are similar to those assigned for video games, provide concise and impartial information about the content and age-appropriateness of apps so that consumers, especially parents, can make informed decisions as to which ones are suitable for their children and family.
- Protecting Children’s Privacy: Policy Point
This month’s Policy Point focuses on the Child Online Protection Act, or COPPA, which sets rules on what websites and apps can and cannot collect as well as requiring parental notification along the way. While COPPA was recently updated to reflect the changes in technology, CTIA and the wireless industry proactively developed best practices, tools and apps to help parents protect their children’s privacy.
- Best of Wireless Lifesavers 2013: Wireless Lifesaver
In advance of the 2013 VITA Awards ceremony in July, CTIA highlights some of last year’s winners, Jordan Poulin of Michigan, Alexis Stannis of Florida and Ashok Agrawala of the University of Maryland in College Park, who all used wireless devices to save a life.
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 tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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