A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that kids today are getting less sleep than recommended – and suggests that advances in new technology may partially be at fault. No longer are books and radio considered the main culprits. Now television, the Internet and cell phone activity are what researchers believe are causing kids to get less sleep – and late night texts, calls or emails certainly don’t help (something our free parental controls can prevent!).

Do cell phones keep your kids up late? How do you manage this?

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Kajeet in the Sacramento Bee!

September 20, 2011

The buzz is out!

Kajeet was recently featured in an article in the Sacramento Bee that addressed what parents may want to consider before getting their kid his or her first cell phone. Among the many topics discussed were ways parents can manage cell phone use – and how kajeet makes this simple with our free parental controls. Click here to see what else makes kajeet a popular pick for parents!

kajeet – the safest cell phone for kids

Shine, a website from Yahoo, recently showcased kajeet as favorite cell phone option for teens and tweens.

Among the features highlighted were kajeet’s kid-friendly phones (specifically our popular Samsung Seek), our GPS Phone Locator service, affordable plan prices and free, online parental controls. Check out what else the tech-savvy mom author had to say about kajeet here!

kajeet – the safest cell phone for kids

SheHeroes!

June 7, 2011

By Daniel Neal

As a parent, I try to keep on the lookout for new sites for kids that look interesting.  I just came across an excellent one, SheHeroes.  Their short videos on accomplished women role models are very well done.

I wasted no time sending this link to my 12-year-old daughter.  I thought others might like to know about it, too.  Nice work, SheHeroes!

kajeet – the safest cell phone for kids

Look at how many text messages teenagers send out a day! It is hard to believe! Kids just really love to stay in touch with their friends at all times. While it is certainly an intimidating statistic when buying a cell phone service for your family, our unlimited text plans allows your kids to text to their heart’s content without the danger of out-of-control phone bills. Here is a quick look at our new family-friendly cell phone plans for kids:

  • $14.99/month - Unlimited Texting & 60 Anytime Talk Minutes
  • $19.99/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages & 150 Anytime Talk Minutes
  • $24.99/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages, GPS Phone Locates & 300 Anytime Talk Minutes
  • $50/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages, GPS Phone Locates,  and Talk minutes!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Is your family relying on you to make cool weekend plans? Need the scoop on all of the kid-friendly happenings around your local community? Time to check out Macaroni Kid!

A free email newsletter designed for families, Macaroni Kid provides weekly updates on the activities happening in your neighborhood. Find out where the upcoming back to school fair is being held. Check out what’s playing at the local family film festival. Get the 411 on when the annual county fair will be in town. Like kajeet, it’s all about kids.

To learn more about Macaroni Kid, or to sign up to receive the free newsletter in your neighborhood, click here.

What’s been your favorite family-friendly event this summer? Let us know!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Discovery Girls Contest

February 12, 2010

by Carol Politi

Discovery Girls Magazine is running a great contest for mothers and daughters - with an opportunity to win a trip to New York City!  (It actually includes two round trip airline tickets, hotel for a night, a photo shoot with your daughter – and a feature on the back cover of Discovery Girls magazine).

I love the entry requirements for this contest.  From their site:   “You and your mom must each tell us why your relationship is special. What do you do that’s different and extra-special to keep your relationship close and loving? Tell us your secret! We want details!”

Fun & a great opportunity to talk  - and to have fun making a video – with your daughter.

In the meantime, if you are a mom of a tween girl, take a look at the Discovery Girls magazine and website – and their companion Discover Your Daughter site.   These sites are dedicated to helping girls and their moms navigate through the tween and young teen years.  Discover your Daughter has a great article on managing technology use called “Is Your Daughter Addicted To Technology”.  This is a great read given the recent news from the Kaiser Family Foundation study that discussed kids media use (7 hours and 38 minutes a day on average!).

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Holiday Thoughts and Thanks

December 30, 2009

By Daniel Neal

When we started kajeet a few years ago, we were grateful simply to have the opportunity to pursue our dreams of creating the very best mobile services for kids and their families.  We owe many people a great debt for this opportunity.  We deeply thank them all.

Now that kajeet has been a reality for just over 2 years, we have many other things to be thankful for: supportive investors, business partners who believe in us, the families who encourage us in our work and, most importantly, our customers.

We can never say it enough: thank you for your business and for placing your confidence in kajeet.  You trust us to deliver critical communication services for your children, your families. With 2 children of my own, I know just how precious your trust in us is.

kajeet is a very young company. Many have experienced our exceptional product, rate plans and service.  We’ve been recognized for what we’ve achieved. And I’m proud that, with your support, we’ve done so much so fast.

Still, we do make mistakes (and I can’t promise we’ll ever stop!). Providing a cell phone service – particularly one with unique parental controls and location services – is a notoriously complex business.  When we do make mistakes, we’re grateful for those who point them out, and who are patient with us as we hustle to fix them.

Yes, we are grateful for every last bit of customer feedback, no matter how small, or how challenging to address.  Our dialogue with our customers is precious. It encourages us to make our services better every day, which is the best way to make kajeet grow.

I’m personally grateful to work on a team that puts our customers first, and goes far above and beyond the call of duty to see that our customers are happy.  Because your being a part of kajeet makes us happy.   Your satisfaction – your happiness – means that our dream of providing the best and safest cell phone services for kids and families is coming true.

So, please continue the dialogue that helps us be better for you, for your family.  And thank you for making the kajeet dream come true each day.

We at kajeet wish you and your family a joyous Holiday season, and a happy and healthy New Year.

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Super Sale at kajeet!

December 12, 2009

by Carol Politi

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift?  Looking for great savings?

Use promo code HOLIDAY10 and save 10% on any purchase on kajeet.com through Tuesday, 12/15/09. This includes the new, popular Rumor 2, as well any of our other hot handsets – even those that are already on sale! Plus, order now and also get free ground shipping!

Happy Holidays!

by Carol Politi

Why not so boring?  First, the Rumor 2 has arrived!   It has some great features – including threaded texting and an extra row of keys on the QWERTY keyboard.  (Ships Monday, December 7th).  Plus we have an array of Rumor 1 phones in great colors – check them out here.

Plus, you get 15% off on Cyber Monday on any purchases at kajeet.com (that’s 15% off any time tomorrow, 11/30/09).  Includes the new Rumor 2!  Free shipping on all orders.  Make sure to use promo code 15MONDAY at checkout to get your 15% off.

Carol

 

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