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?

kajeet – the smart 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

As a parent, there’s a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to get a cell phone for your kid. What plans are available? Can limits be set on usage? What features, like picture messaging, GPS or web browsing, can be accessed? It’s a tough choice for sure, and kajeet CEO Daniel Neal echoed this in a recent article in the Des Moines Register. The article shared some helpful suggestions that parents may want to consider before investing in a cell phone for their kid. You can check out the article here.

What factors did you think about before getting your kid his or her first cell phone? Let us know what you think!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

New Parent Dashboard!

February 2, 2010

by Carol Politi

New Parent DashboardLogin to your kajeet account to see the all new Parent Dashboard!

We have revised the Account Details and Parental Controls pages to make it easier for you to manage your child’s account including monitoring Account Activity, purchasing and changing plans, and controlling the time, features, and spending for each phone on the account.

Please comment here to let us know what you think!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

by Daniel Neal

Three and a half years ago my wife, Heller An, and I met our now 14-year-old son, Alex, through an amazing organization: Kidsave International. Kidsave’s motto is “Because every child needs a family.” Simply put, that is why kidsave exists. It helps kids without families find them.

In their own words:

“Kidsave gives kids who are hidden from public view in foster care and orphanages the opportunity to visit with families and build relationships. We work as a catalyst for change, training social workers, orphanage workers and volunteers to help kids find permanent families, and change practices, laws and public financing to increase permanent family care for orphans and youth in foster care.”

Since 1999, more than 2700 individual children have found parents and lasting connections with adults because of Kidsave programs. Thousands more orphans and children in foster care around the globe have parents and lasting connections because of Kidsave’s training and advocacy efforts.

One of Kidsave’s most successful programs is its Summer Miracle Program.

Our family participated in this program in 2006. Yes, you probably guessed: our beloved son Alex was the child we hosted that magical summer.

Kidsave is now seeking Host Families for its 2010 Summer Miracles Program. If you know someone who may wish to learn about this program, you can find out more here .

If you want information about the Kidsave organization and its other programs, you can learn more here .

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

New Mobile Web Sites!

January 11, 2010

by Carol Politi

We have been keeping our eyes open for mobile web sites that are appropriate for kids and have made available additional sites in the “Other Great Mobile Sites” category on the handset.  As our mobileweb users know, the service supports four categories of sites:

  • Category 1: Free sites
  • Category 2:  Other “kid appropriate” mobile sites
  • Category 3:  Social Networking and IM Sites
  • Category 4:  Open Internet

We have opened access to number of new sites in Category 2 – including sports, style, several magazines, Thesaurus, etc.

Enjoy!  Please let us know if there are other mobile sites we should include in this category.

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

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