February 25, 2014
Wireless Parenting Resources Press Kit
More and more children are receiving their first mobile device each year. At Sprint, family safety is a priority and we want to help parents navigate the world of digital parenting. This press kit offers a customizable contract for parents and kids as well as videos and press releases for other resources such as Sprint Guardian, Sprint Drive First and Sprint Mobile Controls.
Sprint is committed to providing families the resources and tools they need to make their mobile lives easier and to help protect and manage their child’s wireless usage. Sprint offers parents a wide variety of mobile phones and apps and services to help make their busy lives a little easier. In this press kit you’ll find a parent-child mobile phone contract, press releases, videos and images for applications and mobile devices.
If you’re worried that your child isn’t going to fully grasp the responsibilities that come with owning their first mobile phone, establishing some ground rules can be really helpful. To give you a little help, your friends at Sprint have put together a parent-child mobile phone “contract,” or agreement, that includes a list of rules you might want your child to follow, such as situations and times of the day when they shouldn’t use their phone, providing you, their parent, with their password, and more.
Sprint WeGo™ is a value-friendly mobile phone that allows parents to give their child the safety and communication tools they need when they are away from home, while also supplying the parental controls and tracking required to teach responsibility and age-appropriate mobile phone use. The device has one front button and two side volume keys that can be used for scrolling on the LCD screen. The portal, which is available online and via mobile applications, allows parents to locate their child’s device on a map, control device features such as contacts and set up notifications.
Press release: Sprint WeGo Brings Connectivity to Children and Peace of Mind to Parents
Pricing and Availability:
Sprint WeGo is available at Sprint stores and preferred dealers for existing customers who add a line to their account. Customers have the option of Sprint Easy Pay, which allows eligible customers to purchase the Sprint WeGo phone with $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $5. (Sales tax collected at time of purchase where applicable.) Sprint WeGo Service is $9.99 per month (excluding taxes and fees) and includes 1,000 minutes of talk and 1,000 text messages.
Sprint Guardian is a mobile application bundle that can help parents enforce responsible phone usage and keep families safe. Apps within the Sprint Guardian bundle allow parents to: lock their child’s phone on demand or schedule locks – during dinner, school or late at night (Mobile Controls); locate kids on a map and set up automatic location checks to get notified that kids made it to school safely and on time (Family Locator); automatically lock teenagers’ mobile phones when they’re driving (Drive First). Sprint Guardian is a solution that offers a bundle of family apps in a simple, easy-to-access location on the mobile phone and online, which is value-priced for family savings.
Sprint Announces Sprint Guardian - An Industry First Bringing Together Mobile Security and Safety Applications
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Sprint Guardian website: www.sprint.com/sprintguardian
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Sprint Drive First:
The Sprint Drive First application locks an Android-powered smartphone when the phone’s GPS detects motion above 10 miles per hour. Sprint Drive First can direct incoming calls to voice mail and silences distracting alerts. A customizable auto-response can be sent to all text messages, which are held until the driver comes to a stop.
Sprint Drive First is available on Sprint Android™-powered smartphones for free. You can download the app by visiting Google Play.
Sprint Drive First website: https://drivefirst.sprint.com/welcome.htm
Sprint Mobile Controls:
Sprint Mobile Controls allows parents to clearly understand their child’s talk, text and app use habits. They can lock their child’s phone on demand or schedule locks – during dinner, school or late at night – and browse their child’s contacts and apps downloaded to the phone.
Press Release: Sprint and Safely Help Families Manage Wireless Phone Usage with Innovative Mobile Controls
Sprint Mobile Controls Video:
Sprint Mobile Controls website: http://mobilecontrols.sprint.com/welcome.ht
Content Filtering: a useful tool for parents who want more control
Today 56% of kids age 8-12 have a cell phone1 and one in four American teenagers accesses the Internet primarily through mobile.2 So it’s no surprise parents express concern about the content their children may have access to on a mobile device.
Just as Sprint has been a strong parent partner by offering the useful suite of security and safety services such as Sprint Guardian, we also offer parents the tool to filter content for any phone on their account. Content Filtering helps parents set boundaries to help ensure kids are using devices in a way their parents deem appropriate whether they are at home, at school or on-the-go. Content Filtering is an opt-in service that allows customers the choice to block Web destinations pertaining to “Adult Content”, and “Malware”.
The service is free to Sprint customers and easy to set up on Sprint.com. After logging into your My Account page simply click on My Preferences, then limits and permissions and then click on content filter. Select the phone for which you want the filter to apply and click save.
Sprint is a leader in mobile security and safety, and Content Filtering is just the latest in a series of valuable services Sprint offers to help consumer and enterprise customers manage and protect their devices – and help parents have peace of mind about their children’s mobile experience. Content Filtering provides families with the flexibility to ensure that all members of their family enjoy a safe and age-appropriate Internet experience on Sprint devices.
4NetSafety website: www.4NetSafety.com
Sprint’s 4NetSafety website, www.4NetSafety.com, features tools and information from Sprint, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The website offers tips and tools related to many online-safety topics, such as cyberbullying, gaming, online predators, privacy, safer use of smartphones, sexting, social networking and Web cams.
See more about our commitment to Internet safety.