Kajeet loves when kids love advanced technology: it has been proven to engage students and enrich their education — in and out of the classroom! The problem, however, is that socioeconomic factors are conspiring to further polarize a current “digital divide” — and students on the wrong side are either falling behind or falling off. Kajeet believes access to a safe mobile broadband connection and up-to-date mobile devices is not an educational privilege: it is a right. To better understand the scope of this issue, take a look at these examples of the efficacy of mobile devices in the lives of special needs children:tablet edu

Four-year-old Edwin Molina was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and struggles using words to express his needs and wants. His condition also affects his mobility and fine motor skills. Edwin loves to use his tablet computer to communicate, thanks to apps that allow users with fine motor difficulties to use their fist, eyes, or voice to navigate Web pages and apps on the device.

Seven-year-old Angus Barnes has severe autism and little writing ability, but his tablet computer has changed that: his mother, Sarah, said if Angus was given a piece of paper he only drew circles, but on his tablet computer he was suddenly able to write his name.

Treyton Arnold was born with Down Syndrome. His father, Rob, is very happy with how Trey has been taking to his tablet: “[People] often make some type of surprised comment indicating or actually stating they cannot believe he knows how to use it. Listen, the kid is amazing with it. He switches between apps, flips screens, opens the Netflix app and chooses shows to watch, you name it. Give your child some time and you will see how intuitive these devices are. In fact, that is one of the reasons tablets work so well for kids with Down Syndrome and other special needs. They are intuitive, portable, customizable, and among other things very effective. They are a tool that can supplement your other efforts as well as what is learned in school.”

Learn more about Kajeet’s mission to enable students of all kinds here!

Kajeet offers a host of solutions for families — whether it’s providing kids with safe faucetcell phones or closing the digital divide in the classroom — and we love to see other companies use technology as an agent for the well-being of kids and their parents.

Our newest friend is Pristinet, a Colorado tech startup that launched the first of its nationwide tap water tests last month in San Jose. They empower parents with pivotal information concerning unregulated toxins, which pose a serious threat to household tap water and the children who drink it. Learn more about this initiative here!

There’s no greater litmus test for our future than the quality of our education, an area defined by its most valuable asset: emerging technology. Schools everywhere are using Internet access to enliven, fast-track and enhance the educational process.

However, the same technology that galvanizes the 21st century classroom also threatens to leave many students behind. Home computers and Internet access are increasingly expected of students and essential tools in many situations. What about the kids who don’t have Internet at home? What can schools do to keep technology involved in the curriculum without inconveniencing and depriving the kids whose families can’t afford access to the Web? Articles like this affirm this disparity is a huge problem.Bridge-the-Gap

What can companies like Kajeet do to solve this divide?

Kajeet operates under the belief that the quantum leaps we’ve made in technology must be used to bridge this educational gap. We help all kinds of schools and students use advanced technology to teach and learn.

Kajeet partners with schools to give them top-of-the-line devices and a safe, filtered Internet service— a package that can be scaled to their needs and used to help kids who don’t have a Web connection at home. We provide schools with tablet computers, Mifi Smartspots™ and smartphones, so kids can safely access the Internet from home.

We provide schools a safe and simple solution so they can close the digital divide, make the most of their budget, and step into the 21st century!

Learn more about Kajeet’s role in education here and check out our affordable devices here!

Kajeet allows parents and kids to easily manage who pays for what on our service– all the while teaching valuable lessons about the responsibilities of spending.

Readily accessible from the left menu on your logged-in account, Kajeet WalletManager is a free, easy-to-use tool that divides your family funds into two wallets: one for parents and one for kids. Kids love their phones and often use up their service plans before the month is up. Once they run out of texts, minutes, picture messages or data, parents can choose to transfer funds from their wallet to the kid wallet:

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You can also set up one-time refills of up to $50, with a 10% transaction fee.

Don’t want to transfer money every time your kid’s wallet dries up? No problem; just set up an automatic refill that fits your service needs:

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Just remember: Refills added to the wallet cannot be used to pay for monthly Plans or Add-ons and are non-refundable.

Parental controls are easier than ever with Kajeet TimeManager! Accessible and easy to use, TimeManager allows you to set time restrictions for your kid’s device, add exception days, and view all your kid’s time allowances on a weekly calendar. You can even decide whether you want time blocks to apply to smartphone data usage!

So how do you use TimeManager? It’s simple. Just select “Add Time Restriction” and customize the settings:

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Want to set a special day where the time restriction is not in effect without going in and editing the weekly schedule? No problem — just select the “Exception Days” tab and select “Create an Exception:”

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And, as always, you can mark yourself as an “Always Allowed” contact in ContactManager, so even when time restrictions are applied to your kid’s device, you will have peace of mind that you’re always able to reach your kid!

Want to block a bully from texting or calling your kid’s phone? Want to cut off your kid’s phone access during the day but still allow phone calls & texts from mom and dad in case of an emergency?

With Kajeet ContactManager, you can decide whether you want to allow calls or text/picture messages. You can also determine whose wallet pays for what for calls or messages from specific contacts (like you!).

ContactManager allows parents to set up three types of assignments for their kid’s phone contacts:

Blocked: Contacts marked as “blocked” cannot talk to or text your child.

Allowed: Contacts marked as “allowed” can talk to and text your child, but NOT during TimeManager time restrictions.

Always Allowed: Contacts marked as “always allowed” can talk to and text your child during TimeManager time restrictions.

All contact information is stored on a helpful chart:

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Remember: you and your kid will be able to text, picture message, and call each other if your number is set up as an ‘Always Allowed’ contact, even if you disable texting & picture messaging or contact each other during a time restriction. This gives you peace of mind that you and your kid can always reach each other!

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There’s no question: Kajeet takes the sophisticated technology of Androiandroidqueryd™ devices and makes it safe, simple, and fun — for parents and kids alike.

Once parents take advantage of the great prices on our top-of-the-line Android™ smartphones and tablets, they usually have a few questions about the device and the unique features Kajeet offers. Please click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Androids™.

Kajeet Smart Blocker™ is our free parental control that allows parents to block websites they feel are inappropriate for their children to view on some of today’s most popular Android™ handsets. But many parents are concerned about their kids’ web access when they are not using Kajeet’s network connection. Learn more & read our suggestions on how to help safeguard your kid’s online activity here!

If you don’t have an Android™ from Kajeet, shop here today and take advantage of our amazing sales!

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Tablet computers are the ZTE-optik-tablet-front-wallbig craze of 2013. Kids everywhere are asking their parents for a tablet. Parents everywhere are giving the same answer: too expensive! But Kajeet is changing that conversation with the introduction of the refurbished ZTE Optik Tablet! This affordable device comes with these incredible features:

  • A 7” color touchscreen display
  • Two auto-focus cameras
  • A built-in MP3 player
  • Kajeet’s exclusive Smart Blocker™ technology so parents can decide what types of websites can be accessed and which should not

And much, much more!

Regularly priced at $249.99, save $100 when you order this tablet today! Amazing tablet features at an amazing tablet price!

But act fast! We have limited quantities of this device and it’s only available to customers who place orders over the phone. Call 240-482-3488, from 9am – 5pm EST to order your ZTE Optik Tablet today!

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