Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Be Informed with AT&T Mobile Safety School {$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

AT&T Mobile Safety logo
I have no doubt that some day, when my kids understand that I grew up in the time before cell phones, they will deem me as being extremely old.

However, I have to admit, it's often difficult to remember what life was like before we had the technology that we do today. How in the world did we stay connected?

So while I'm thankful that I will worry less about my girls being able to get a hold of me whenever and wherever they need to, I can't ignore the issues that come along with our advancements. Instead of fretting that my daughters will need to find a way to call for a ride home, I'll spend sleepless nights thinking about things like bullying, privacy, texting while driving, and more. Ugh.

Fortunately, there are companies like AT&T that are working on providing tips, tools and resources for parents to not only help their families stay connected, but also stay safe.

Mobile safety

Knowing that today's technology allows families to be more connected than ever but that it also brings about new, important issues that can't be ignored, AT&T has developed an important new initiative: AT&T Mobile Safety

With everything from products to resources to downloads, AT&T Mobile Safety can help you manage your family's wireless service, help your teen make the most of mobile technology, stress the importance of not texting while driving, and much more.

I don't know about you, but I see information such as what AT&T found in their Mobile Safety Study and it sends fear shooting through every part of my body:

kids cell phone safety

When it comes to my kids, safety is of the utmost importance so I appreciate that 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 (I'll be attending as well)! The schedule options include:

  • 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

I look forward to (virtually) seeing one of you there!

Plus, thanks to their generosity, AT&T wants to make life a little easier for that person as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 Visa gift card and the opportunity to attend a live virtual AT&T Mobile Safety School briefing with experts!

$50 Visa gift card

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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I received compensation from AT&T and The Motherhood as part of my participation in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.

282 comments:

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Literary Winner said...

I would like to learn more about the laws about bullying via text message.

maggie at literary winner dot com

Kristina said...

I'd like to learn about parental controls for smart phones.

Lisa Brown said...

To learn more about parental controls.

Lisa Brown said...

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Daphne Turner said...

Texting while driving

Kayla said...

I would like to learn more about AT&T FamilyMap. It sounds like a really neat product.

scottsgal said...

protecting from identity theft

Amber said...

I'm most concerned about protecting my passwords/information from identity theft
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Marti Parks said...

I'm interested about learning more regarding identity theft.

adrienne warren said...

Yep these days a certain amount of parnoia is a good thing. I got my first obscene call when I was eight. Some guy asking about my pussy, Well I told him fuzzy was doing just fine how was he? these days he'dd be sending pics of his wicked willy.

kellyr78 said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls/settings.
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Denise S. said...

Options to keep kids safe or know where they are.

wigget said...

identity theft and backing up information

Joel and Azure said...

The part of mobile safety I need to learn more about is how to remember to bring my phone with me and keep it charged! I'm practically unreachable all the time!

jbmthill said...

My 13 yr old son gets random calls from debt collectors, I think verizon reused his phone # too soon! When the calls come in and I am with him, I answer it and tell them to take the # off their list. Would like to learn if there is something else I can do.
like2sweep@gmail.com

Janet W. said...

I'd like to know more about the blocked/unknown numbers that call my cell phone and send texts. Isn't that illegal?

janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

Rita M said...

How to deal with random calls from unknown numbers.

melissa griffith said...

I'm most concerned about privacy issues and receiving calls from telemarketers, unknown numbers, etc.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

JC said...

I'd like to learn more about how to block phone calls from unknown numbers and identity protection.

Sandy VanHoey said...

I'd like to learn about getting calls from machines talking to you and nobody on the line,and how to stop that
sandy1955@comcast.net

amber said...

i'd like to learn the best things to say to someone to get them to stop texting and driving

Candice said...

I would like more on identity theft protection.

Andrea said...

I like to learn more about not texting & driving! So scary!

peg42 said...

I'd like to learn more of how to protect my kids privacy.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Hetal said...

I am concerned about so much information available from everywhere and you have no idea about what to trust and whom to trust.

jessica said...

i'd like ot learn more about the parental controls

jek9880 at gmail dot com

stefanie gladden said...

i'd like to learn more about identity theft

Gala said...

protecting from identity theft

Amy V said...

i'd like to learn more about identity theft

annae07 at aol dot com

Mysharona said...

The parental controls

Auri Lae said...

I'd like to learn more about recognizing and preventing cyber-bullying via text and phone calls.

K. Geller said...

I would like to learn more about the laws about bullying text messages.

akronugurl said...



protecting from identity theft


freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to learn ways to prevent identity theft.

Amy Z said...

How to set up parental controls.

Cjnedrow said...

Identity theft protection.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

Stephanie Phelps said...

The more about the identity theft protection
my4boysand1@gmail.com

mar said...

mobile safety for kids 8-11 is what I would like to learn more about

Cindy Merrill said...

We live on the edge of Adirondak park in NY, just getting the cellphone to work is a problem for us, there's no tower in the park.
writer61@yahoo.com

Erin Rok said...

I would like to learn more about hands free talking.

urbancwgrl84(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debra Guillen said...

parental controls and identity theft

trisha said...

parental controls and texting and driving

won said...

How to avoid texting while driving.

*Wendy T on rafflecopter

sheila musselman askins said...

i would like to know more about parental controls and preventing texting and driving

Laurel said...

I would like to learn more about Identity Theft Protection.
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

jmajor4870 said...

i would like to learn more about protecting myself from identity theft

mkjmc said...

More parental control on sending and receiving texts

MANDY83 said...

identity theft protection

Amanda Sakovitz on rafflecopter

Anonymous said...

parental controls
adinatm(at)aol.com

mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to learn more about the bullying via text issue
mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Tiffany Winner said...

kids need to be told to speak up if their driver is texting, that would be valuable info

Anonymous said...

Texting blocks, call blocks

one2nvme at hotmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I'd like to learn more about parental controls

(jen487@Hotmail.com)

BeckyM said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls.
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

lilyk said...

I would like to learn more about blocking calls.

Ashley said...

Preventing identity theft.

Barbara Montag said...

I'm most interested in protection from identity theft - thsnk you.

Erica Barnes said...

Identity theft.

Dave said...

preventing identity theft and kids ages 8 plus

flairshare said...

I think that our mobile phones can be such a mixed blessing. I am glad that AT&T is taking a proactive stance on issues regarding privacy, identity theft, child safety, parental controls, etc.

Thomas Murphy said...

I would like to learn more about texting while driving.
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Jason Crooks said...

I would like to know more about parental controls, identity theft, and how to protect my kids against bullying.

Colleen Boudreau said...

Identity theft protection.

Kia89 said...

Identity theft protection.

Tina said...

identity theft
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

MamaStace said...

I'd like to learn more about keeping my son safe from strangers on the phone

Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(dot)com

mahnrafjtb said...

texting and driving is a huge problem here. I would like to learn more about things being done to prevent it.
btjfarnham @ yahoo dot com

Christy Maurer said...

We listened to a local detective talk about stalking and "sexting" and it was very informative. Teens don't realizing sending "inappropriate" pictures is a felony!

Sara said...

I would like to know more about the laws pertaining to talking while driving.

TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

texting and driving
taylormarves at gmail dot com

myfolly said...

I'd really like to learn more about bullying text messages.

Wanda McHenry

Crystal said...

Protecting smartphone privacy!
CrystalW07

Bethany C. said...

I'd like to learn about any parental controls.

debijackson said...

texting while driving
debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

connie newman said...

i wanna win

ape2016 said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls

april yedinak

Trasina said...

I am so challenged when it comes to phones but I would like to learn more about the parental controls and how to block certain things!

Tara said...

text message bullying

Jan Messali said...

How to safely shop from a mobile device

Cserafini said...

Would like to learn more about identity theft.

Karry said...

I'd love to learn parental controls, my kiddo keeps installing apps.

coliebear said...

I would like to learn about avoiding cyber predators with children.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

preventing viruses on phones! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

lilpinksocks said...

parental controls for 12-14 year olds
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Green said...

Spreading the word about the dangers of texting while driving

Renee Walters said...

I'm interested about learning more regarding identity theft. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

Jill H said...

I would like to learn more about parental control

Kristina said...

Texting while driving

Anonymous said...

Knowing more about protection from identity theft rkmarshataoldotcom

wildcat32 said...

I am most concerned about talking and texting while driving.

clc408 said...

I'd like to learn more about preventing identity theft.

sarah said...

using parental controls to block inappropriate content
sarah hirsch

Frugalista Mama said...

keeping controls on the phone for my teen

Lynne said...

Parental controls

lynne at fairpoint dot net

ShaunC said...

Texting while driving

ellie said...

Avoiding cyber predators with children

CindyWindy2003 said...

would like to learn more about text spamming, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

sksweeps said...

I'd like to learn more about educating teens about texting and driving

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

agatewood1 said...

texting while driving

Julie c said...

The bullying texting.

Margie Kairis said...

I'd like to learn more about the laws about texting while driving and what exactly is prohibited because so many people do it despite the dangers associated with it

Jessyca said...

Id like to learn more about parental controls.

Sandy Saves said...

I would like to learn more about the bullying aspect of monbile safety. As in how to monitor both what is being received and in some cases sent so you can stop something before a problem develops.

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

Kimberly said...

Parental Controls
Kims2312@verizon.net

debbie said...

I would like to learn more about protection from bullies.

nd said...

texting while driving law updates

Stacy said...

Identity theft

Meghan said...

Protecting my info via a smartphone!

buzzd said...

calls from unknown callers as I just got one today

Unknown said...

I want to know if/when technology available is europe will be here- there is a program that detects the gps of the phone and when moving too quickly (like in a car) the phone is locked so you cannot text or make calls
I think that would be useful here!!
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

Nataly Carbonell said...

parental control is something i DEFINITELY need to learn because I have a pre-teen

kelley said...

Yes, parental controls for smart phones. I dont want any accidents!

Miss Sarah said...

I'd love to learn how to block unknown numbers!

Thanks for the giveaway!

savvygirl65 said...

not texting while driving.
Sherri J.
savvyblog@yahoo.com

Michelle Spayde said...

Definitely texting!!!!

Daniel M said...

parental controls for smart phones - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Natalie U. said...

I would want to learn about the seminar for older kids and the texting
pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

bxcrochet said...

mobile safety for kids 8-11

knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

teenagers, definitely.

Sarah S said...

I would like to learn how to block unwanted texts and calls. s2inamug at aim dot com

JamericanSpice said...

Definitely parent controls! Apart from the regular password protect.

shaunie wyatt said...

I'd like to learn more about texting while driving - sandyhills25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ciara B. said...

i'd like to learn how to prevent identity theft

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

taralieb said...

I am interested in learning parental controls

Michelle S. said...

Is there a way to monitor our children's use remotely from different location.

Courtney B said...

i think texting and driving is a good topic

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in mobile safety for 8-11 year olds.

KPort207 said...

parental controls on cell phones

kport207 at gmail dot com

Julie said...

identity theft protection is top of my list right now

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Courtney said...

How we can track our children

Joni Mason said...

I would like to learn more about security and monitoring.
Thanks SO much for the giveaway!!!!

Cole said...

wifi connecting

Anonymous said...

I would like to learn all safety to share with my son who will soon be getting a phone.

Kelsey said...

Identity Theft

Kelsey Apley

aggie said...

Identity theft and how to protect passwords

Giveaway Gal said...

I would like to learn about parental controls.

Christie Mackey said...

Id like to learn more about parental controls on smart phones

Heather said...

I need to learn more about identity theft.

kdkdkd said...

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I would like to learn about mobile safety for kids 8-11 as I have young kids

cbowlingtn said...

I would like to learn more about identity theft.

Alicia said...

i want to learn more about identitiy theft

Mary Calabrese said...

I want to learn about spam that I' now getting in text messages and how to deal with it.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com

Paul Slim L said...

Like a lot of people have commented, identity theft seems the most prevalent concern. I'd have to agree.

pinktaz60 said...

Betsy Rubendall Barnes
pinktaz60@hotmail.com

I would interested in learning more about identity theft safety :)

Tabathia said...

I would like to know how to handle my daughter getting phone calls from bill collectors or telemarketers for someone who may have previously had the same number

Rowell Reviews said...

I'd love to learn some easy ways to prevent my son from visiting sites that he needs to stay away from. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

I'd like to learn more about talking to my kids about inappropriate texts... whether they be bullying or sexual.

CherylS22 said...

I'd like to learn more about how to protect myself from identity theft.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anastasia said...

parental controls and identity theft

Wendy said...

I have 2 teens and I'm always worried about them getting calls from unknown numbers!

Stephanie said...

Parental control is the big one for me!

Audra Weathers said...

I'd like to learn more about bullying or mean text messages.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Those are scary stats! I'd like to learn about parental controls...

CINDY B on rafflecopter

steve stone said...

To learn more about parental controls.
gabbflabber@live.com

Linda W. said...

Getting the telemarketers to stop calling!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd like to learn more about parental controls.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls for sure.

Also preventative texting.

heathershaw06@gmail.com

pattycake said...

learn more about parental controls

Cinderella10383 said...

I would love to be able to learn about how to block my kids from sending photos without my approval.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Linda Y. said...

parenteral controls

Rinei said...

I wonder if there is a rule for people who phone while driving.
thanks

Sherry Conrad said...

Parental controls.

chantal cooper said...

parental control

Kristy Thiel said...

I'd like to learn more about mobile safety in shopping.

Selinda said...

Definitely Parental Controls!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Karen F said...

parental controls

Jennifer said...

I'd like to learn more about controls to prevent texting and driving.

lyndsey said...

i'd like to learn more about the technology behind it

Tamar said...

I honestly wish there was a way to see exactly what my child is texting and doing... like spyware for parents. I know SpectorSoft makes something like this for PCs.

petchk79 said...

I want to know more about how they will stop explicit texts and prevent texting while driving, this is a great program, very much needed!

kelly willis said...

the apps they put on the phone and the x rated stuff they see
kelly willis
kellycurtis@rocketmail.com

*Kara* said...

messaging

HappyEnchilada said...

I would like to learn if its possible for someone to hack texts and learn where kids are (or if a kid is home alone).

one frugal lady said...

The parental controls sounds interesting!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

SarahM said...

I'm very interested in the seminar as I believe it would be very useful in helping me educate my daughter (and her friends) about safety

jlafount said...

I like to know about the stats and what is happening

Anonymous said...

I want to know more about tracking and GPS

darce said...

Parental controls.

Diane52 said...

I'm interested to know how often the law is actually enforced?
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Katie said...

I'd like to know the penalties for breaking the laws (like how strict or if it's a slap on the wrist)

EliB123 said...

Learn about how your driving is affected with a passenger that is texting.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I'd like to learn how to protect my kids from receiving inappropriate text messages or picture messages

annabella @ centurytel dot net

Laurel said...

Parental Controls for SmartPhones

Jerri Davis said...

How to be safe around teens who skip school, etc. Thank you. Jerri Davis

kyl neusch said...

identity theft

Kate Fuller said...

I'd like to learn more about how to prevent identity theft.

Angela Cash said...

I would like to learn more about how to deal with text bullying.

Christine Jessamine said...

i would like to learn more about identity theft

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Mirm said...

Interested to hear your perspective on unknown calls

ferriz said...

gotta go with identity theft.

dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Theresa said...

It'd be nice to know how to prevent texting and driving.

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Denise said...

Would like to learn more about identity theft.

The Florida Hogans said...

Parental controls

Anonymous said...

How to block numbers especially 'spam' calls. How effective are anti-virus software for mobile phones.

maynekitty///at///live///dot///com

Natalia said...

parental control

coriwestphal said...

Mine is worrying about unknown calls, or solicitors that my daughter gets on her phone. I always tell her not to answer a number she doesn't recognize, but I can't be there all the time to make sure she doesn't. And I hate the thought of some weirdo figuring out that this is the phone of a 10 year old girl!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Nicole said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls

Claire said...

How to discourage texting while driving.

Samii Alexxis said...

I would like to learn more about parental controls, and privacy issues.

Anonymous said...

I would like to learn more about identity theft protection.

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