Where Schools Are Headed

August 28, 2012

Schools and teachers know all too well that students love to bring their mobile devices into the classroom. With advents in technology, however, more and more educational institutions are using this fact to their advantages.

This article in the Technology section of Newsday voices a paradigm shift in the world of education: America’s schools, the perennial victims of budget cuts, want to immerse their students and faculty in the online-learning revolution, but don’t necessarily have the money to buy every student a mobile device; many are starting to ask students to bring their own devices to school instead. This strategy, the article affirms, has proven to be engaging for the kids and not as cumbersome as some worried it might be.

The concept of mobile devices in the educational sphere raises myriad questions about appropriate use, safety, and security — that’s where kajeet comes in! Kajeet School Guard™ is the first free online tool that allows Bring-Your-Own-Device institutions to manage Internet access in the classroom. Parents assign their kid’s affordable kajeet device to a filtering group customized by their local educational system, which takes effect during school hours. Learn more here!

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A Holiday Poem from kajeet!

December 23, 2011

‘Twas the week of the holidays, when all through the house,
Not a person was shopping online, not clicking a mouse!

Parents were done picking presents, gifts boxed up and ready,
To be opened with joy, wrapping to fly like confetti!

Kids were all nestled, all snug in their beds,
While visions of kajeet phones danced in their heads.

Samsung Seeks, Rumor 2s, Android smart phones galore,
QWERTY keyboards, MP3 players, digital cameras and more!

While teens dreamed of being able to text to their hearts delight
Mom and dad felt relaxed – kajeet’s unlimited plans are just right!

But remember, parents, before you give your kid that phone,
Activate it in advance – maybe even add a ringtone!

You can activate online or call our Care team
They make activation easy it feels like a dream!

Have a great holiday season, best wishes from kajeet.
Let us know if your cell phone selection was a hit – tell us on Facebook or Tweet!

Be the “best parent in the world!” this holiday season when you purchase an Android™ smartphone from kajeet, the only smartphones that come preloaded with a free control that allows parents to block inappropriate website content!

The Smart Blocker™ is the newest addition to kajeet’s suite of free parental controls. With it, parents can prevent kids from accessing sites that reference adult content, profanity, illegal activities, online chat, games and/or social networking, among other categories. Choose from a lineup of smartphones that include the LG Optimus S™, Samsung Replenish™, Kyocera Milano, Samsung Conquer™ and the HTC Evo Shift™.

And now, for a limited time, you can save $50 on the LG Optimus S™! Just use promo code OPTIMUS50 at checkout. But hurry! This offer ends on November 13, 2011. Click here to start shopping today!

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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!

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When is it okay to let your child get a cell phone?

This was just one of the many questions a group of experts addressed on this morning’s Today Show on NBC. And while the exact age itself was debated, the panelists were in agreement that features like parental controls made the decision easier.

“One really great kid-friendly service is called kajeet and you can do everything online,” said Elizabeth Shaw, Executive Editor of Parenting Magazine. And we couldn’t agree more!

How old was your child when you gave him or her a cell phone?

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Safety, safety, safety… At kajeet, keeping your kids safe is as important to us as it is to you. And this never gets easier. Rapidly changing technology and an increase in our kids’ media use leads to new worries and new challenges you face as a parent every day. It sure can be overwhelming! That’s why we’re always working to make sure our cell phone service is the safest one for kids.

And why we like to make sure you know about other products that we believe can also help keep your kids safe, like Safeguard Connect, featuring My Child Safeguard. This unique service uses your cell phone to safeguard your kids, their identity and property by allowing you to be contacted directly without revealing any personal information or your phone numbers.

How does it work? Think of My Child Safeguard as your kid’s new ID tag – but better. Your child’s personal information (name, address and phone number) is replaced by a toll-free 800 number and a unique member ID# for emergency situations. Wristbands with the ID# can also be worn in case of separation. To directly reach a parent or guardian, a caller dials the toll-free number and references the ID#. The call is immediately transferred to both parents’ cell phones (up to 4 phones) for the safety, health and welfare of your children. Safe and secure – just like kajeet.

And, for a limited time, kajeet customers can save 20% on a Safeguard Connect membership by entering KAJEET at checkout. Click here to learn more about the service and to get started today.

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Parents – are you ready to kick off the school year?

Because there are plenty of ways you can proactively make this easier for your kid – and for yourself! Parenting expert Shannon Eis recently shared tips on ways to make the transition from summer to fall on CBS’s The Early Show. And one of her recommendations for staying safe and in touch was a cell phone from kajeet. You can read more about why she picked kajeet here.

Does your back to school supply list include a cell phone? Let us know!

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