FCC TO HOLD "GENERATION MOBILE" FORUM FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
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December 2, 2010
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FCC TO HOLD `GENERATION MOBILE' FORUM FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
Event to address cyberbullying, sexting, safe cell phone use by kids and teens
Washington, D.C. -- On Tuesday, December 14, the FCC will hold Generation Mobile, a forum bringing
together teens, parents, educators and experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges around mobile
technology use by adolescents. Recent surveys show cell phone ownership among children has increased
68 percent in the past five years and typical teens send a text message every 10 minutes during waking
Generation Mobile Forum
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
McKinley Technology High School Auditorium
151 T Street Northeast
Washington D.C., 20002
Generation Mobile will feature remarks by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and a presentation of
findings from a Pew Internet and American Life study on kids' mobile phone usage. The forum will
include a panel of teens, parents and educators sharing their thoughts on mobile technology. A second
panel will focus on educating and empowering parents through an "Ask the Mobile Experts" session. The
experts will also recommend tools and resources to parents and kids for the safe and responsible use of
Generation Mobile is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, those attending are asked to
pre-register by submitting their name, organizational affiliation and phone number to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The forum will be webcast live at http://reboot.fcc.gov/live/ and questions
during the forum can be sent to email@example.com or using the hashtag #GenMobile on Twitter.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (TTY) with your contact information, should FCC staff need to contact you, and a detailed
description of the accommodation you require. Requests should be made as early as possible, as last
minute requests may be impossible to fulfill.
For additional information, contact Roger Goldblatt at (202) 418-1035 or Roger.Goldblatt@fcc.gov.
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