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Be Proactive and Not Reactive When Responding to Technology Incidents at School

In violation of school policy, a student uses his cell phone during class to record a teacher engaged in disciplining a group of students.  Another student uses a mobile device to photograph her answer sheet during a standardized exam.  Yet another student uses his phone to record some friends while they are changing in the…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Legal Issues

Texting and Driving..It Can Wait

You’re driving down the road when you hear the ping of your cellphone—it’s a text message. According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving causes 1,600,000 accidents per year. That’s nearly 25% of all car accidents annually. Texting is responsible for an average of 11 teen deaths every single day . Ping. Another text…Continue Reading

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Watch and Download Full Movie The Emoji Movie (2017)

THE EMOJI MOVIE Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin. Directed: Anthony Leondis. Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation. Release: July 28, 2017 Duration: 86 min Movie ‘The Emoji Movie’ was released in July 28, 2017 in genre Comedy. Anthony Leondis was directed this movie and starring by…Continue Reading

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[Streaming and Download] Battle of the Sexes (2017) Full Movie HD

Battle of the Sexes (2017) HD Director : Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Writer : Simon Beaufoy. Producer : Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf. Release : September 22, 2017 Country : United Kingdom, United States of America. Production Company : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films. Language : English. Runtime : 121 Genre…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Parenting

Virtual Goods Meet the Real World

Children today are growing up on tablets and other portable devices, and the mobile industry is growing up right alongside them, providing tremendous benefits in the realms of education, play and development.   Unfortunately, there are also growing pains to push through.  We’re starting to see that become more apparent, particularly in the business models…Continue Reading

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What Would You Do?

I have a question for parents: What would you do if someone asked you to send him or her a sexually explicit image? I’m assuming your response would be, “I’d never do that.” Let me also ask, how do you know that would be your answer? My guess is that you’d respond, “I just know…Continue Reading

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How to Minimize Your Child’s Cell Phone Bill—Tips from the BBB

Last year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) received an astounding 38,420 complaints against cellular telephone services and equipment—making it the number one complaint category in their system. Many of the complaints came from parents who were shocked to learn—after their bill arrived—that their children had gone over their cell phone data limits. The good news…Continue Reading

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Step Away From The Device

Have you ever noticed kids as they leave school standing shoulder to shoulder while they wait for a friend or a ride home?  Were they talking with others, or just looking down at their smart phones, thumbs flying?  Have you looked around the room during a break at a meeting or conference of adult professionals…Continue Reading

Categories: Balance, Cell Phone

A Download on Apps: What All Parents Should Know

From Apple to Android, smart phones, tablets and other WiFi devices, millions of apps are available (free and paid-for) and are starting to take over websites on the internet. They’re easy, quick to download, portable, and kids are taking major advantage of the variety of apps available. However, parents are now swarming me with questions…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Digital Citizenship, Parenting

Teens benefit when they invest in their online reputations

Some of the hype creating fear among teens that digital footprints imperil scholarship and job prospects is overblown. provides students a resource that helps enhance their online reputations. It seems as if there are an increasing number of headlines warning about employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords and that more colleges and employers…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Reputation

Be Careful: Some Mobile Apps for Kids are not Safe

New Jersey is suing an iPhone app maker for collecting personal information from kids who use an educational game.   This particular game sends personal data to an analytics company. The app developer, 24x7digital LLC, is accused of encouraging kids who use their game to provide their name and other personal info. According to the Children’s…Continue Reading

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What’s A Parent To Do?

The mobile platform is revolutionizing the way social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare, etc. are accessed by their ever growing number of users – which range from several different age groups from children to adults. There are more and more people using these networks on their mobile devices, rather than on their…Continue Reading

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Watch Your Kids Online; You Might Pay For It–Literally

Mobile device users with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad are sometimes hit with a surprise on their credit card bill. In-app purchases can occur without warning. Can you imagine receiving a credit card bill for more than $2,000 and realize it was for free apps on your child’s device? In fact, that is what…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Legal Issues, Online Security, Parenting

2 seconds matter: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The “Yeah, I know it’s risky to text or talk and drive and that people get hurt or killed, but it won’t happen to me,” thinking didn’t work for over 3,000 people who lost their lives, and thousands more who were injured due to distracted driving in 2010 alone. “Basically, we’ve just traded drunk driving…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues

Cell Phone Smart Campaign Launched Today

iKeepSafe and AT&T* are proud to announce the launch of Mobile Safe – a program that offers resources for parents and educational games for students, with the goal of teaching kids smart and safe mobile habits.  The program launched at an event at the Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. As of today, the Mobile…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues, iKeepSafe News

How Does Your School Deal With Mobile Devices on Campus?

Do you remember when schools banned pagers because of their link to drug dealers?   Some states responded by creating laws banning pagers and cell phones in schools.  However, systematically these laws are being relaxed and the decision for mobile device use is most often now left up to individual school districts. With the explosion…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues

What’s Your Story 2012 Video Contest

Trend Micro launched their third annual “What’s Your Story?” contest last week. This international, user-generated video contest addresses three very timely issues of online safety and empowers youth to educate others about staying safe on the web. “What’s Your Story?” challenges anyone 13 and older to create and submit a video that educates their peers…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Digital Citizenship, Educational Issues, Reputation, Videos

Data Privacy Day

Although we’ve been celebrating all week, today is the official Data Privacy Day—a day set apart to promote awareness about privacy practices and protecting personal information online. iKeepSafe created several new resources in honor of Data Privacy Day, including: 2012 Data Privacy Roadmap Press Release (includes list of last year’s major privacy breaches) Data Privacy…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Privacy, Videos

Are You Smarter than your SmartPhone?

After spending years now with my Smartphone super glued to my right hand, I have come to the realization that a smart phone is not, in fact, a phone.  It’s a computer. It’s like your desktop or laptop. It stores data. It connects to the internet. It runs applications. It’s a computer, not a phone.…Continue Reading

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The Kids Are Alright

As children use digital technologies, adults have gone through a series of moral panics about potential dangers.  A few high-profile incidents, some flawed research and, the next thing you know, we’re rushing to create a new safety education program.  David Finkelhor at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire calls…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Parenting

Good News—Teen “Sexting” Uncommon

Although recently the media has highlighted prevalent teen sexting, new research from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center actually reveals that these concerns are overblown. One study found that a very low percentage of youth actually send nude pictures of themselves. The other found that when teen sexting images do get…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues, Parenting

“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”: Effectively Managing Cell Phones in Schools

Faced with the practical realities of monitoring student cell phone use in order to curtail cheating, bullying, sexual harassment, illegal conduct, and violations of site and classroom rules, schools throughout the nation are faced with a dilemma. While cell phones may have legitimate educational, community, and social interests, do the benefits of allowing students to…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues

Send an important message with AT&T DriveMode

By Shavonne Jones When AT&T launched its “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” campaign, I had a dream that we could do more. I wanted the company to offer an easy way for drivers, especially teen drivers like my son and nephew, to send a message that would say, “Sorry, I can’t take your call or…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Videos

Texting Potential

Adolescents, according to a recent Nielsen report, are sending or receiving texts at a rate of 108 per day, 835 per week, 3,339 per month, and 40,068 per year! As a youngster, the communication between my friends and I consisted of some secretly passed handwritten notes in school and lots of time chatting while tethered…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Educational Issues

Fighting technology with technology; apps that prevent texting while driving

How would you like to control whether your teen can text and drive? Many drivers, especially novice drivers, know the dangers of texting while driving—yet they continue doing it. Now, there is an app that can control this behavior. Luckily, recent technology has provided us with a way to completely stop drivers from texting while…Continue Reading

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Managing Your Child’s Mobile Phone in Your Home

By Joe Laramie In the late 1990’s when my oldest daughter was in high school we had a rule in our home, one that many parents had instituted over the years. If the phone rings past 10 o’clock on a school night, Dad answers it. As you can imagine, as word got out, this virtually…Continue Reading

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Sexting: Making the Punishment Fit the Crime

Should teens be charged with child pornography if prosecuted for sexting? By Frank Gallagher Frank Gallagher is Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC).  He is a specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, Internet safety, media education, and the impact of media on children and speaks frequently on those topics. He…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Legal Issues

Text-A-Tip Program Implemented to Make Schools Safer

Anonymous Texting Program in Schools                                                    By Emily Ensign Photo Credit: arbyreed via Flickr I read a press release recently that really piqued my interest. It was about “Text-A-Tip”—a program allowing students…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Cyberbullying, Educational Issues

AT&T Honors iKeepSafe for ‘Txting & Driving’ Pledge

AT&T Awards Safety Organizations With $250,000 AT&T announced this week that it will award a combined $250,000 to safety organizations that took AT&T’s pledge to not text while driving. iKeepSafe is one of the organizations selected to receive a portion of the award. Two months ago, AT&T started the “Txting & Driving … It Can…Continue Reading

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Pennsylvania Meeting Raises Awareness of Sexting

‘SEXTING: A textually transmitted disease…?’ A town hall meeting was held yesterday at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Pa., to raise awareness about sexting, and iKeepSafe President Marsali Hancock participated in the event, commenting: "An event like this that brings together so many stakeholders, will go a long way toward helping teens understand the seriousness…Continue Reading

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Text4baby: SMS Service For Pregnant Women & New Moms

Photo credit: storyvillegirl via Flickr Text ‘BABY’ or ‘BEBE’ to 511411 If you are pregnant or have a newborn baby, there is a free text messaging service you should be aware of. Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to help moms remember important prenatal and newborn care. This service is part of the…Continue Reading

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AT&T Takes on Mobile Safety: “Txting & Driving . . . It Can Wait”

  Photo credit: Trebor Scholz via Flickr Text Messages Can and Should Wait Until After Driving Our friends at AT&T launched a powerful public awareness campaign yesterday called "Txting & Driving … It can Wait." The campaign raises awareness of the risks of texting while driving. AT&T’s message is directed at all drivers, but especially…Continue Reading

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Site Teaches the Language of Text Messaging a GR8 Resource for Parents and Teachers If your children are prolific producers of text messages, you’ve probably been thrown off at times by the many acronyms that constitute the "language" of texting. Fortunately, there are some skilled translators out there to help you communicate with your children. is one of those translators.…Continue Reading

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Megan Fox Ad Glamorizes the Tragedy of Sexting

 What the Ad Didn’t Show: Consequences of Sexting While the Saints and the Colts duked it out for the Super Bowl title yesterday, an ad featuring Megan Fox taking a picture of herself in the bathtub, showed her updating the photo to “all [her] networks.” Many teens already feel pressure from their peers or romantic…Continue Reading

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PBS ‘Digital Nation’ Producers Answer Questions in Webchat

Connected Technologies Can Provide Great Learning Opportunities Rachel Dretzin and Raney Aronson, producers of the PBS documentary “Digital Nation,” answered questions in a Webchat Wednesday. Ms. Dretzin talked about whether Internet access can have negative impacts on education: “Studies have shown that kids who text frequently actually have stronger writing skills. I’d have to dig…Continue Reading

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British Academy Study: Texting Can Help Children Improve Spelling and Reading Abilities

Use of ‘Textisms’ Driving Development of Phonological Awareness in Children Last week we mentioned a study from researchers in Australia that showed “the accuracy of working memory was poorer, reaction time for a simple learning task shorter, associative learning response time shorter and accuracy poorer in children reporting more mobile phone voice calls.” However, another…Continue Reading

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Study: Cell Phone Use Hindering Cognitive Function of Young Adults

    Some Cell Phone Features Favor Speed Over Accuracy A recent study by researchers in Australia shows that increased cell phone use is connected with cognitive function in young adults. Specifically, the study found that “the accuracy of working memory was poorer, reaction time for a simple learning task shorter, associative learning response time…Continue Reading

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Kentucky House Bill Seeks to Lessen Penalty for Sexting by Minors

What is the Appropriate Punishment? Let us Know What You Think How serious is too serious when it comes to punishing the act of sexting by minors? The Bowling Green Daily News recently reported that Kentucky state representative Jody, Richards, D-Bowling Green, has introduced House Bill 57—legislation that would lessen the punishment meted out for…Continue Reading

Categories: Cell Phone, Legal Issues

New App for iPhones Helps Parents Keep Checking and Communicating with Kids

iCurfew Allows Kids to Send Location Link to Parents in Email There is always a struggle for kids to gain their independence and for parents to feel safe about where their kids are and what they are doing. Curfews and going out can be a big headache. Parents want to know when, where and who;…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe and D.A.R.E. to Discuss Sexting Thursday | Event Sponsored by AT&T

Discussion at Americas High School in El Paso, TX iKeepSafe President Marsali Hancock will join with D.A.R.E. and Texas House of Representatives member “Chente” Quintanilla Thursday evening at Americas High School in El Paso, Texas, to discuss sexting issues. Marsali will also introduce Project PRO and its associated lessons, as well as the Faux Paw…Continue Reading

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iKeepSafe President Discusses Dangers of ‘Sexting’ at Conference with Connecticut Attorney General

‘Sexting — Not For Your Eyes Only’ iKeepSafe President Marsali Hancock was a presenter Tuesday at the “Sexting — Not For Your Eyes Only” conference on the University of Connecticut campus. The conference focused on how modern technologies—especially the Internet and cell phones—make it very easy to send sexually explicit videos and photos. Once these…Continue Reading

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New Texting While Driving PSA too Graphic?

Scare Videos Don’t Work A recent public service announcement originating from Gwent, Wales features a graphic car crash scene as the result of a teen girl texting while driving. The Youtube video is making the rounds on Facebook and email chains, but unfortunately its message misses the mark. The traumatic and extended crash scene puts…Continue Reading

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Iowa: Black Hawk County Citizens Texting 911

Helpful with Low Cell Phone Reception & Hearing Impaired Hopefully this technology will be available nationwide soon. From USA Today: As of last week, people with an emergency in Black Hawk County, in Iowa, could text-message in information, reported USA Today. For now, only i wireless customers (a T-Mobile affiliate) were able to use the…Continue Reading

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Common Sense Media: 1/3 of Teens Surveyed Have Used Cell Phones to Cheat

Cell Phone Pics of Tests; Using Texts to Warn Friends about Pop Quizzes Robin Raskin, from Raising Digital Kids, did a fascinating highlight post of Common Sense Media’s recent study on teens, cell phones, and cheating.  “I used to write about the “cut and paste your way to an A” phenomena. Kids got so used…Continue Reading

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Toddlers and Cell Phones

Are Phone Applications the Best Toys for Children? Babies and children love cell phones.  And who wouldn’t? They have blinking, flashing, colorful, lights. They have pictures and videos. They have grandma and grandpa’s voice coming out of a speaker. It’s pretty great to hand a kid a phone if it means they stop crying, and…Continue Reading

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VT Considers Legalizing ‘Sexting’

Montpelier, VT – Vermont’s Legislature is considering a bill that would legalize “sexting,” the exchange of explicit photos and videos through cell phones. Under current laws, those found sexting can be charged with child pornography. However, several of those caught doing the sexting are teenagers. State legislatures, including Vermont’s, have been cracking down on sexual…Continue Reading

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Middle-schoolers May Face Legal Charges for Sexting

FALMOUTH, MA – On February 11, a middle-school-aged boy was caught “sexting” a nude photo of his 13-year-old girlfriend to his pals’ cell phones, according to The Cape Cod Times. The six boys now face child pornography charges. Wendy Murphy, who lectures on sex crimes at the New England School of Law, said “sexting” is…Continue Reading

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Cellulars Are More Than Phones for Teens

It’s a sight we see more and more each day: teenagers using cell phones. It’s their most important accessory and a new form of entertainment. And it’s more than just a phone. They’re talking. They’re texting. They’re surfing the web, listening to music, and viewing pictures. In a recently published article, “Keep Up If You…Continue Reading

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