It is important to keep our children safe when they are on-line and using other media. Below are resources that give you information about blocking objectionable information on wireless devices, distracted driving, and emergency situations – such as Amber Alerts and the nationwide Emergency Alert System, as well as more about on-line safety.
Block Objectionable Content on Wireless Phones/Devices
- You can protect your children by blocking objectionable content on their cell phones and other mobile devices. Learn how.
In Case of Emergency
- AMBER Alerts, part of the Emergency Alert System, aid in the rescue of children in the most serious child-abduction cases.
- Emergency Alert System - EAS is the national public warning system that lets the President use all forms of communication – including TV, radio, cable, satellite and others – to address the American public during a national emergency.
- Wireless Emergency Alerts - WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other enabled mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.
- Communicate with Your Family During Emergencies - The FCC and FEMA offer tips for communicating during an emergency.
Distracted Driving – Don't Text and Drive
- According to AAA, nearly 50 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. Remember - no one should text and drive. Be an example for your children and if you need to text or talk on the phone, pull over to a safe place. Learn more about how to talk to your teen about safe driving.
More about Online Safety
- For more information about online safety, check out the Federal Trade Commission's free online security tips and resources, and share with your friends, family, coworkers and community: OnGuardOnline