Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Parents, Hands Up if Your Child Has a Smartphone ~ @TELUS WISE

Hands up. How many parents let their children have their own smartphones? What's your stance on children having their own smartphones? If you do let your child have his/her own phone, what rules did you establish for them regarding their phones?

I'm sure many of you have read the post about how one mom set some ground rules for her 13 year old son's smartphone use. It's been all over Facebook, the Twitterverse, and the Blogosphere this week!
 Photo found here.

Of course, posts like that one generate lots of debate and ignite conversation.

This is the post that went viral on Facebook. It sparked an online discussion about whether teens should sign a contract created by their parents so that they can use their smartphone or should parents just trust their teens' judgment.

I've been checking out the TELUS blog was really impressed that companies like TELUS are listening to the public on topics like security. If there's one thing I really respect, it's a company that listens, engages, and takes action when it comes to the concerns of customers.

 TELUS wrote this post about the topic many have been chatting about this week.
As I read on, I was happy to learn that TELUS works closely with partners like MediaSmarts on their TELUS WISE Program. At present, TELUS WISE is only available to companies and their employees right now. This said, TELUS will be launching their TELUS WISE Program to their customers! I'm really excited for their launch!

Disclosure - This is a personal blog. All the thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.


J at said...

I agree that a parent should always have the passwords to their child's devices and accounts. I trust my daughter completely. I do not trust that everyone else in the world will respect her or keep her safe, however, so I have the right to monitor her online life until she is old enough to handle difficult situations herself. Maybe when she's 40. ;)

Christine McN said...

Yes, it's one thing to trust our kids, but another to trust others around them. The world is full of people who will want to take advantage. So important to protect ourselves (and our kids) online. I totally agree with you on this! ;)

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