Teaching Responsible Phone Use to Children
LG Text Ed was in session this weekend at BlogHer ’11, a conference for women in social media, which was held on Aug. 4–6 in San Diego. At the LG Lounge, attendees learned about the LG Text Ed program, an educational campaign that addresses teen mobile phone misuse and provides parents with valuable resources so they can teach responsible phone use to their children.
Offering a candid opportunity to learn how parents can best tackle potentially dangerous mobile phone behaviors, LG created a chance for bloggers to hear from LG Text Ed advisory council members, actress Jane Lynch and author Rosalind Wiseman.
“I am amazed by the reach and influence of these women,” said Jane Lynch, actress and LG Text Ed advisory council member. “Because so many female bloggers are mothers themselves, they carry tremendous credibility amongst parents and they have the power to raise awareness about the potential dangers and consequences of risky mobile phone behavior.”
Lynch and Wiseman offered advice to attendees on everything from sexting and mobile bullying to proper mobile phone etiquette and texting while driving. Lynch joined LG Mobile’s Text Ed campaign in 2010 and is featured in a series of comedic vignettes which can be viewed on www.LGTextEd.com.
As the star of the viral video series, Jane “schools” parents on the importance of responsible mobile phone usage — urging parents to have a talk with their kids about the dangers of everything from sexting to mobile bullying.
Wiseman is the author of the Queen Bees and Wannabes (the basis for the 2004 movie, Mean Girls) and the young adult novel Boys, Girls, & Other Hazardous Materials. Wiseman is an expert on children, teens, parenting, social justice, and ethical leadership.
The LG Lounge also featured an “LG Social Media Station,” where bloggers could use LG’s latest Android-tablet, the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG, to post to their blogs as well as update their Facebook and Twitter pages live from the show floor.
With a high-definition (HD) 8.9-inch, 3D-capable multi-touch display, the T-Mobile G-Slate delivers a mobile entertainment experience, including the ability to record 3D and full HD video. The G-Slate is available for $249.99 with a new 2-yr agreement on a qualifying T-Mobile plan.
Additionally, over 100 bloggers attended LG’s panel discussion about “Being A Mobile Role Model.”
LG made this announcement today, August 8.