February 16, 2012
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?
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!
June 27, 2011
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!
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!
December 29, 2010
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!
August 18, 2010
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!
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!).