T-Mobile Spring Board giveaway!


Hi friends! I have a SUPER awesome giveaway for you today, but first I wanted to share with you some great tips and spotlight a few devices from T-Mobile.

While your kids are out and about this summer T-Mobile can help keep them safe. I am always looking for ways to keep my kids safe. Here are some awesome tools they have provided to Parents with the goal in mind to keep families safe this summer. Family safety is important to T-Mobile and they can help protect your family through a  variety of applications, products and services including T-Mobile FamilyWhere, Web Guard and Family Allowances.

Summer tips with T-Mobile

MobileLife Family Organizer is a new way to keep busy families organized with work schedules, appointments and lists. I recently downloaded this app and it is awesome! Keep track of your shared family calendar, shopping and grocery lists, to do lists, family journal—all while you’re on the go. You can also share your favorite photos and memories all in one place. Find these applications in GooglePlay, Amazon app store for Android, Blackberry App world and the apple app store, so the whole family can use it no matter what mobile platform they are using.

FamilyWhere check-in, a free service is great for families on the go. With FamilyWhere, you can find your family members mobile devices location. You can schedule automatic location checks and get notifications by text or email or through their ap. You can suscribe to FamilyWhere by visiting My T-Mobile and clicking on Parent controls or download in google play.

Web Guard is a free, optional feature that helps you restrict access to adult web content on your family’s T-Mobile phones. You can choose from three different Web Guard access levels—Child, Teen, or Young Adult. This is great for kids who may be browsing on phones. You never know what will pop up these days on the web.

Family Allowances  makes it easy for parents to set upfront limits on family plan minutes, messages, and downloads. Family Allowances keeps you in control and helps you avoid unexpected overage charges on your bill. This definitely would have been a “money-saver” for my parents when I was in high school. ;)

Lookout Mobile Security is this the easiest way to stop malware, phishing, loss and theft.

On top of all of these awesome app’s T-Mobile has come out with some amazing new phones. Check them out:

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4g

The Android powered Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is one of the fastest smartphones running on T-Mobile’s fast 4G network. This fun device offers a variety of features and aps. A few pre-loaded aps include Netflix, T-Mobile TV, Navigater and Yelp. This device has integreted google features such as google talk, search and g-mail. I love the sleek design on the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze, especially with all of these fab features. Read more about it here.

T-Mobile HTC One S

The HTC One S is the thinnest smart phone. I got to review one of these devices for a few weeks and I am completely in love! I love how light it is. Plus the large screen is a huge bonus! With this phone you can capture great pictures and HD videos with the 8 Megapixel camera. There’s also a back lit camera sensor to help take better photos in low light conditions. Read more about the features here.

T-Mobile Spring Board with Google

I’m loving also loving the new T-Mobile Spring Board. Watch movie, play games, read books, listen to music or work on the go. Check the weather and update your family calendar and menu while running errands. Read and explore the web virtually anywhere! This device is super thin and would fit in your purse. The SpringBoard uses Android’s Honeycomb platform. You can get high-speed Internet, plus thousands of Android apps and so many fun pre-loaded applications. This 7-inch tablet is great for social networking on the go. This would also be great for keeping the kids entertained on road trips this summer. Go just about anywhere with T-Mobile’s speedy 4g network. 16 gb. Read more about it here.

Guess what friends? T-Mobile wants to give ONE I Heart Nap Time reader their very own Springboard. How awesome is that?!


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So what tips and tricks to you have to keep your kids safe during the summer?

Disclosure: This post was compensated by T-mobile, however all opinions are 100% my own. Full disclosure here.

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  1. Jennifer ~ BellaGrey Designs posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm (#

    My kiddos are too young right now to be on the computer unsupervised. But if they’re on the computer, we are right next to them or allow them to use the computer without the internet connection.

  2. Jenny Browning posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm (#

    My little man loves to play on my T-Moble Droid! There are so many games and learning apps to download! I would love to have a Spring Board! It would be so much easier to allow him to use that to keep him occupied on long drives or while at restaurants waiting for food! What a great giveaway!! xoxo

  3. Susan posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm (#

    I use them as check in points…the time stamp lets me know when the text or message was sent. It only takes a moment to let Mom know what’s going on.

  4. Jessica F posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm (#

    My kids are still little ,6,4,2,10 months However we use are wireless device when we are out and about we have security cameras we can access when Babysitter is at home with the kids. When we are at theme parks and the zoo we use our cell phones and bracelets provided to keep track of the parents and if kids are lost we can receive a call!

  5. Ashlee posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#

    The kids have computers in their room that they use for writing programs, but we bought computers with out an internet connection so they can’t go online, we can still add games, they can use word for homework, etc… but I don’t have to worry about what they are seeing online!

  6. Leslie posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm (#

    I don’t have children yet but I think that it is SO important to keep those lines of communication open. Consistently texting and talking on the phone help stay aware of where everyone is.

  7. sandi h posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#

    great job!

  8. rebecca lopez posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#

    We are constantly checking the temps and air quality on our HTC for our boys. They suffer from asthma and one gets overheated pretty easily, so for me being able to go on anytime of day and check while we are out and about during monsoon season is a huge thing! :D

  9. Kristen posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm (#

    My kids are still too young to be unsupervised when on the computer or phone, so for the time being we keep them safe by being right there when they’re doing something on the internet.

  10. Amanda A posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm (#

    I think the FamilyWhere check in is such a great idea. My daughter was just talking the other day about when she gets a cell phone. This app will come in handy when the time comes.

  11. Margaret posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm (#

    My child plays games on the family computer in the living room, so we are always there watching her making sure she doesn’t accidentally get on something inappropriate.

  12. Kelli States posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm (#

    Ooooh! I’d love to win!

  13. Brenda Garner posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm (#

    The Spring Board would be an awesome tool to help keep my grandkids reading skills up this summer. They enjoy reading books on a e reader!

  14. Ashley P. posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm (#

    My child is 7 months old, so we really aren’t “there” yet, but she loves watching cartoons on my phone! I’d love to win a Spring Board for her!

  15. Dawn Robins posted on July 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm (#

    My boys are still too young to own their own devices, but I am so thankful that one day they will be able to text me where they are going or what they will be doing. Right now they just love all the games on my phone.

  16. Natasha J posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm (#

    my kids are really too little for technology but i love to use my phone to keep them quiet when needed…and it makes for an easy calm down moment

  17. Jenna Ziegler posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm (#

    This is an awesome giveaway Jamie! I would love to win since our laptop just pooped out.

  18. ashley posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#

    my kids have extreme allergies to outdoors and my youngest is very heat sensitive. I have about 4 apps on my phone that tell me pollen counts heat index weather etc. you can never be too sure!

  19. susan r posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#

    mine are older now, but we “tightened the reins” when they were younger.. i think houdini could have broken those chains

  20. Amy posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm (#

    My kiddos are still pretty young, so they personally don’t need anything. But, I do like checking the weather reports on my phone to make sure we have enough water and supplies to keep us cool while out!

  21. Jennie Bobbins posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm (#

    I don’t have kids yet, but I’d still love to win one of these ;) Thanks for the chance.

  22. Audra Ciprich posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm (#

    We are always monitoring who our kids are talking to on the phone or what websites they are visiting.

  23. Stefanie posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm (#

    I have TMobile service. Would love to win a Springboard! Thanks for the opportunity!!!
    Love your blog.

  24. Stefanie posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm (#

    My son is now grown but I do have a grandarlin who just turned 2. They live up the street from me and I worry she will wonder away to come to Nana and Papa’s house. Having something to keep intouch with her would be wonderful. She uses my iTouch now and I can see her using a phone in the near future.
    We already have TMobile phone service! Would love to win this! Thanks!!

  25. Ashlee posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm (#

    Open communication!

  26. Mollie posted on July 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm (#

    Our boys are still too young to use computers or phones without supervision but our 4 year old loves to play educational games on our phones.

  27. Kelly posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm (#

    Well, our boys are too young (5 and 2) for their own mobile devices, but the Mr. and I use them to stay in touch, locate our destinations, and track medication giving for our youngest!

  28. Cassie posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm (#

    My kids are too young for internet, but they sure love using my iphone for lots of fun learning games!!!

  29. Mary posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm (#

    My kids call or text me.

  30. Virma Lassiter posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm (#

    it is not that I want one, it is that I reaaaaaally need it, Thanks for the chance to get this.

  31. Virma Lassiter posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm (#

    Somebody told me about this great resource that Sprint has for controlling the pages and time that they spend online and it will be awesome to get this. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Suzie H posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm (#

    Our kids are still pretty young, but we keep up on the temperatures and weather conditions, so they can play safely outside!

  33. Ashley posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm (#

    I love that I know that I can get a hold of my daughter all the time! Something that our parents didn’t have!

  34. Vicki posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:53 pm (#

    This would be great for my Granddaughter, for reading games and downloading books!

  35. Erin Young posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm (#

    schedules schedules schedules !!!!

  36. Stephanie S. posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm (#

    Oh uyes, I can be on the go and keep up with my life in craft land. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Shannon Gould posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm (#

    I don’t have any kids yet but during the summer months I envision downloading kid friendly apps or games for when it’s raining or too hot outside!

  38. Raejean posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm (#

    We use the buddy system so noone is out alone.

  39. Mailee Lor posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm (#

    My kids like to play games on the computer by themselves or with each other. It keeps them occupy when it’s too hot to go outside.

  40. mary s. - aka Big Mamma posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm (#

    I have the T-Mobile family plan for me and my daughter..I have been with T-Mobile for 7 years and love them. I make sure I have GPS set for her phone on mine.

  41. jessica w posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm (#

    I don’t have kids, but I feel it is important to monitor what they are doing. We had a designated computer room where my parents would always help us with homework etc.

  42. BarbB posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm (#

    I use my phone to check in on them regularly.

  43. Nat posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm (#

    My kids are still too little to need much technology protection…but we talk about the rules now. We also make sure they know that the rules CAN change anytime we want! :)

  44. Margie Visnick posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm (#

    Cell phones! Great way for them to call or text me if they ever need to!

  45. Karen posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm (#

    Yeah, would love this, hope it’s me…

  46. Whitney Ahern posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm (#

    We monitor the children’s history and randomly check emails, texts, etc. Thanks for the chance!

  47. tina phillips posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm (#

    My kids all carry a cell phone, its a great way for me to keep in touch with them…especailly when we are all in the same spot, like the mall or an amusement park….it’s easy to losew track of one another so they really help! But I also check their phones to see what they are doing and who they are talking too…they only have talk and text and a limited amount of prepaid minutes a month…..as far as web usage, they use my laptop and it is childproofed!

  48. Karen posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm (#

    We have parent controls on our phones, love it.

  49. Nikki posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm (#

    I would love to win this tablet…I just recently opened up my own private preschool and I could use this in so many ways I can’t even list them all!! yay! fingers crossed!!

  50. Anne c posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm (#

    My oldest son has a cell phone so we can call and check up on each other. It gives him a little more freedom while I can still keep tabs on him

  51. Karyn posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm (#

    My children (teens) both have cell phones which we use to keep track of their whereabouts during the summer (and all year long). We call and text to check on them and they call/text to check in. They both have laptops but we have set up blocks on their internet usage so they can’t access inappropriate content.

  52. Tara E. posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm (#

    My children are still young, but my 5-year-old uses my phone to play educational games and puzzles. We also use our phones to monitor weather situations to keep our kids safe during the summer.

  53. Jelena posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm (#

    Phones are great devices to use as baby monitors…whether video or audio…

  54. Donolyn posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm (#

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity, my kids aren’t old enough to worry about all of this and I’m not looking forward to it! Tmobile sounds like they are making it much safer!

  55. Alyssa Allen posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm (#

    I would use a tablet for fun apps to entertain my son.

  56. Jill posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm (#

    I have my kids take a cell phone when they are out on their bikes. I did get a call about one of them falling off their bike. It was so helpful. I was able to get pick them up. Luckily it was just a little bump but still good to know I was there.

  57. Kristin Donegan posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm (#

    We love being able to communicate with our children! We trust them to a point but knowing where they are and who they are with is so important to pay attention to. They know if we call they answer! :)

  58. Shelley D. posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm (#

    My kiddos are either too old or too young for this question to really be applied. I would love to win one because it looks awesome.

  59. Willa Taley posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:13 am (#

    Oh, I like this T-mobile features. I think I really like this mobile phone. I want to win this giveaway and good luck to us.

  60. Ashley posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm (#

    Checking the weather before swimming… for heat and storms!

  61. Stephanie posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm (#

    I like to keep track of my kids when they are out and about with a tracker on my cell phone. Fortunately my kids don’t think I’m too creepy.

  62. Tricia posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm (#

    My children are too young for wireless devices. I use my iphone to keep tabs on weather/news on those super hot days!

  63. Stacey posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#

    My boys are much older so I don’t really employ the safety techniques many parents use to monitor their younger ones. We are in pretty constant ‘text contact’ though. The rule is if I don’t get a reply within 15 minutes or 2 texts than I track their phone. Yes, they are older & I don’t monitor them regularly, but these days having one person always know where you are is important. You never know when an accident could happen & this way help is never too far away. What an amazing giveaway opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Jane S. posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm (#

    My girls are both young adults now but we still talk with them every single day, either through email or a phone call. When they were younger we monitored their computer use by having the computer right in the family room. It was easy to see what they were looking at, and we did have a time limit for them as well. We always explained to them why certain websites were not allowed, didn’t just say no and not tell them why.

    Thank you for the chance to win a Spring Board!

  65. Erica W posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm (#

    My oldest is safe because I always know where he is at. I love when he texts me and I don’t even have to text him.

  66. kesha posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm (#

    We have a small beach house in a neighborhood and my daughter likes to walk around with her friends. I make my daughter text me when she is out with friends. She will let me know if she goes anywhere different. I love her having a phone it makes me feel a little better about her being out.

  67. rust hawk posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm (#

    my daughter and I use wireless to stay in touch; she is across the country from me

  68. Michelle H. posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm (#

    I always swore I wouldn’t get my children cell phones but times have so changed and now you can’t find a payphone anywhere. My daughter has to have the cell phone with her whenever she goes out so that I can reach her, or she me, if needed. I also make sure I monitor where she’s going online and for how long. She is not permitted to sign up for any sites, add any friends to her I.M. list or even Facebook without my permission first. I want to know who she’s talking to online.

  69. Kellie posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm (#

    My kids are a little older but they text or call when they are leaving one location to go to another. That way I know where they are at all times.

  70. Amy posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:06 am (#

    My family already has tmobile, so my 18 yr old daughter and I both have droids and keep in touch in many ways, texting and calling of course but also playing games together and by using a joint calendar. My younger 12 yr old son doesn’t have a smart phone so it’s mostly calling and texting. I use my phone to track all kind of things, from my grocery list to my period (tmi sorry but it’s sooo helpful!) Thanks for a chance to win!

  71. Lisa Cooper posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:02 am (#

    Life360 app helps me know that my teenager is safe and is where he has told me that he would be.

  72. Caroline Griffith posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:10 am (#

    We don’t have kids yet, but a tablet would be wonderful for educational purposes and keeping them entertained on long trips… especially when you can turn off the internet and make sure they’re only seeing what you intend for them to see!

  73. dawn posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:19 am (#

    what a great giveaway! we keep our computer in the living room and the kids are not allowed to take it upstairs or downstairs. we also have to know all their passwords.

  74. Jill B posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:37 am (#

    My 10 year old daughter has her own laptop, email account and basic cell phone. We monitor everything she does on the laptop. We placed parental controls on searching, her email account is linked to mine, and she takes her cell phone everywhere so she can text me and let me know about plans. It sounds a bit controlling I guess, but my husband, her father, and I are her only advocates. We need to make sure she is safe and protected the best that we can. There are too many crazy weirdos out there.

  75. Shannon L posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:49 am (#

    My kids are still little, so I don’t have the worry that some parents have yet. But I would say that it is important to be involved with what they are doing. Keep an eye on what they are looking at on the internet and I would limit what their phones could do.

  76. Susan Candland posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:55 am (#

    i use my phone to take a pic of my daughter when we are getting ready to leave. that way i have a super current pic of what she is wearing that day in case we get seperated.

  77. Elizabeth G. posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:56 am (#

    I don’t have children yet, but I think a cellphone helps with communication between you and your children when they are old enough to have one and you’re not together.

  78. Becky N. posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:00 am (#

    My kids are still very young and are only allowed to use the computer at the family desk where we can monitor it. We set up the internet using parental controls so they can only access the limited number of websites we have pre-approved.

  79. amanda posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:06 am (#

    my daughter is too young for a phone now but im so glad when shes older that i can have a tracking device on her phone!!!in case anything was to ever happen

  80. Windy posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:31 am (#

    Wireless is great since you can keep them wherever you are in the house so they can be supervised. Definitely want them supervised on the internet!

  81. Jennifer posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:48 am (#

    My four kiddos go to a variety of day camps, college for kids and sports camps in the summer. In addition to a lot more sleepovers. We use their phones to keep in contact with them. We monitor their internet access and phone/text history too. We don’t have a tablet yet, this would be wonderful for apps, movies, music and games while on the road-we love to take day trips and have a 17hr trip to the beach at the end of the summer.

  82. mary norman posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:54 am (#

    love the family where check. such a safe and secure way to help your family.

  83. Diana Goodman posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:01 am (#

    I wanna win!

  84. Danyelle posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am (#

    We keep track of the weather and temperature to make sure our kids stay safe and don’t get overheated.

  85. becca holt posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:41 am (#

    I just heard a great idea to take a picture of your kid each morning when you go someplace, so that if something were to happen to them, you know exactly what they were wearing and have a recent pic of them!

  86. Lauren posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:48 am (#

    Knowing that children can always have a way to contact you is very comforting.

  87. Kim posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:50 am (#

    My kids are grown now but it is so important to stay in contact with them. Cell phones are great.

  88. Carey J posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:52 am (#

    My kids are grown, but I love to keep in touch with them via facebook. The Spring board would be an awesome addition to my life; easy and portable! Take it where ever I go, to the gym, coffee house, networking events, anywhere!

  89. Cassie posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:59 am (#

    My husband and I don’t have kids, however, we do use my iPhone to make sure Lila (our Great Dane is constantly safe). We have the number to her vet stored as an emergency contact (in case we are in a wreck and she is in the car) and we have an app that stores all of her vet records with the most up to date rabies and shot records.


  90. Hani posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:05 am (#

    My toddler just loves to see anything on youtube that has an image of car or vehicles in it, I try to keep an eye on him so that he doesn’t end up watching something disturbing but when I’m not around I turn off the wireless and let him enjoy the wonderful apps (great for learning) iPad has to offer!

  91. Emma posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:08 am (#

    Well, I actually don’t have a child as of yet so I don’t have to worry about that.

  92. Staci Zeller posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:10 am (#

    Currently my kids are 16 months so keeping them safe is a huge job. Making sure my house is babyproofed is just one of the basic ways I keep them safe. We have not reached the wireless stage yet unless you consider making sure they don’t eat them keeping them wireless.

  93. Robin Johnson posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:30 am (#

    Monitor history, limit times allowed on computer/ipod touch and keep good communication

  94. laura posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:36 am (#

    I love using the ipad as an alternative since it has been so hot lately. We can’t be outside and the kids need something to do so it is great to have some apps to keep them busy.

  95. Jackie posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am (#

    My son just turned 1, so I haven’t encountered this issue yet, but these are some great safety tips!

  96. Dawn posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:59 am (#

    I use my device to look up weather conditions and bug bite remedies. With this hot season you have to know when you can let the little ones go outside ;)

  97. Jennifer Nicassio posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:21 am (#

    For our 11 yr old, we have the limited teen plan wih T-mobile. He cannot go onine with his phone and only has a certain # of minutes and texts. When he is online, we have Trend-micro software installed and it blocks out the specific things I don’t want him to get into online. It’s a great software/antivirus pack!

  98. Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:21 am (#

    Mobile devices are a great way for kids to check in throughout the day so that you always know where they are.

  99. Merrsidotes posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:38 am (#

    Definitely to keep tabs on the weather, which helps us plan our day to get in our fun while avoiding dangerous temperatures.

  100. Kelly posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:47 am (#

    TEXT check in’s!

  101. Michaela posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:55 am (#

    I use my cell to check air quality. We don’t leave the house or open up if the air quality is poor.

  102. Samantha Gettler posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm (#

    I don’t’ have children, but I do have a niece I absolutely adore. I am constantly looking up this for her to learn and do on my iPhone. I also google remedies for things such as sunburn and stomach aches!

  103. Rebecca Cox posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm (#

    My kids don’t have access to the internet on their phones or game systems. We have our computer out in the family room and the kids can only get on the computer when I am home and sign them on. the younger kids have limited sites they can go to, and the older kids have some sites restricted. They occasionally complain, but I tell them they will do the same to their kids someday, and then just give them a sweet smile and tell them I love them! It usually irritates them, but that’s my job!

  104. Jennifer Madigan posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#

    Our children are still too young to get their own devices but we are always looking at the weather on ours to see when would be a good time for the kids to play outside.

  105. jules p posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#

    i like them having their cell phones so I can know where they are at all the time.

  106. Miriam Prantner posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm (#

    Our kids are too little to have their own stuff, but we do use our phones to check weather before heading out/getting dressed for the day.

  107. Carlyn Jane posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm (#

    I use my phone, laptop to look up weather, to find cooler options for the kids to get out and have fun without suffering of heat exhaustion in these Louisiana summers!!

  108. HeatherM posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm (#

    When our dd plays games on my laptop, I always make sure I’m monitoring her.

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!!!

  109. Cheryl M. posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm (#

    As a grandmother, I don’t have any children at home to keep safe with mobile devices. I do use my cell phone to keep up with my elderly parents and my daughter. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  110. Elizabeth posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm (#

    I love t-mobile, I’ve been with them for years! So interested in the Springboard! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  111. Elizabeth posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm (#

    Oops! Just saw the blog question! No kiddos yet for my house! But what great tools they have available now to keep them safe!

  112. C.C. posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm (#

    My kids have a time limit on the computer. They know what to use and what not.

  113. Sandra Moak posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm (#

    I let my Anna Bug (granddaughter) play games:) keeps her busy for hours!!

  114. Dana posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm (#

    Hmmm…using wireless devices to keep my kiddos safe…well, I’m thinking that maybe i’m answering this differently than most (or maybe not?), but I’m able to keep my kids close to me in public places if they have my phone or tablet in hand…it means they’re not runnin’ off and getting into things!!! :))))

  115. stephanie posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm (#

    We use the iPhone and iPad to watch PBS shows when it’s too hot to play outside.

  116. Shelly posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm (#

    My kiddos are too young to use the internet/wireless devices very much, but I do let my 3-year-old watch cartoons on YouTube and she sometimes clicks around to different videos. I’ve established an account on YouTube with safety settings so that inappropriate videos are weeded out. Sometimes she ends up on random Japanese toy commercials, but nothing risque! :)

  117. kelly posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm (#

    on line- the kids don’t get on unsupervised. Swimming- not one body part touches the water until Mom or Dad give the “yes”-otherwise, the lock is on the gate- no exceptions, ever. =0)

  118. Emilee Slater posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:32 pm (#

    It’s so amazing to see the new generation and how easy they pick up the latest technology! I’m shocked at how well my babies can maneuver a tablet!

  119. Patti posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm (#

    My kiddos use my lil’ cheap tablet to play educational games that I have downloaded. They are able to learn while having fun, I get to keep an eye on and some control over what they are viewing.

  120. Dezi A posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm (#

    If my son won’t be with me he needs to have a phone on him so he can always contact me if needed.

  121. LauraLynn posted on August 1, 2012 at 5:55 am (#

    I put password protection on all of the devices to make sure I can monitor when they are using them.

  122. Katy posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:50 am (#

    My son loves to look at books on my e-reader. He also loves to play games when I let him :)

  123. ashleigh walls posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:36 am (#

    I use weather apps all the time to make sure that we can go out and don’t need to bring anything extra.

  124. Michelle S posted on August 1, 2012 at 8:36 am (#

    My daughter is waaaay too young to go out on her own, but I would use a GPS family tracking app if she was old enough to wander by herself.

  125. fawn strunk posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am (#

    we pretty muh stick together at all time I am a SAH mother so my kids are always newa by. Ifywe go somewhere that the kids can be lost at I write outr cell phone # on their arm and telll them to find someone with a employee shirt on.

  126. Liz Morgan posted on August 1, 2012 at 11:13 am (#

    I don’t have kids of my own have my nieces and a nephew I watch a lot. I keep them busy with activities and stay involved so that their watched at all times….especially outside even though the neighborhood is safe.

    • Liz Morgan posted on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 am (#

      I use wireless devices as part of the the day activities….they can talk on the phone….one of the girls has a droid tablet….but unfortunately she goes home to her father’s every other week and my nephew gets upset cause he doesn’t have it to play on.

  127. Erica Best posted on August 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm (#

    I let my nephew play my ipad and i know what he is doing and he is safe

  128. Gretchen Leake posted on August 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm (#

    I dont have kids yet, but I just left my full time job, to expand my own business, and I know this would be an enormous help!!

  129. Leah Hanson posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm (#

    I don’t have my own kids, but I think one really important way to keep them safe during the summer is to protect them from the sun!! Lots of sunscreen, hats and plenty of water.

  130. Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm (#

    I use the apps to check the weather, and news for any bad traffic or criminal areas, I also find the most kind friendly places to go and use my gps app to find my way there without getting lost!

  131. Carmen posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm (#

    My daughter is small enough that she doesn’t roam without one of us present, but I can see how it would be helpful to keep her entertained on excursions

  132. Amy Eckel posted on August 2, 2012 at 5:24 am (#

    My kids are young so it’s easy to keep them safe with all the fun, family activities we do when we are out and about. Some popular activities are going to the library, vacations, parks, friends’ and family houses, my daughter’s dance workshop, and walks around the neighborhood.

  133. Kristine posted on August 2, 2012 at 5:51 am (#

    It would be nice to use the Spring Board to help with reading. Great giveaway.

  134. Lu M. posted on August 2, 2012 at 6:15 am (#

    Been a T. Mobile customer for years. I would love to win this!

  135. Laura posted on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 am (#

    constantly checking weather for updates and temps!

  136. tracy posted on August 2, 2012 at 7:24 am (#

    What an awesome giveaway……….

  137. tracy posted on August 2, 2012 at 7:25 am (#

    My children are grown ;)

  138. Stephanie posted on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#

    Hello, I keep my newborn safe by watching her while she sleep on my tablet, I can bring it with me wherever go.

  139. Pat K posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:57 am (#

    My children are grown, but we still use all our devices to keep up with one another!

  140. Tiffany Flake posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:41 am (#

    I would love to win a tablet!! Here’s to hoping :)

  141. Laurie Lelacheur posted on August 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#

    I don’t have little ones yet but I have a 86 yr old grandfather that I care for fulltime with dementia. He fought in WWII to let us have the freedoms we have today like being able to have smart devices. I could not bare for him to be in a nursing home! I keep tabs on him with GPS so he still feels like he has freedom. This would totally help me to know where he is when I am not able to bring him to dialysis, doctors appts our just driving his motorized wheelchair in the neighborhood!

  142. kreedziegler posted on August 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm (#

    Amazing giveaway Jamielyn

  143. Kim Pichard posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:50 am (#

    My baby girl is only two months old, so I use my wireless devices to keep my eye on the hot summer temperatures and heat index. When it is too hot, we spend our days indoors.

  144. Charla posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:19 am (#

    My kiddo is just over a year old but he is already playing on our smart phones. I think supervison and parental locks are going to be the ticket for us.

  145. tiff posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:44 am (#

    I’m not up to date with all the wireless tech. Mainly I use my cell to communicate via text w/ sitter or daycare.

  146. Nidhi posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am (#

    Awesome Giveaway !! My little one likes to watch cartoon/songs on computer but he knows only his mom/dad are allowed to touch/operate the computer.Thanks

  147. Cheryl Free posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm (#

    This only works with T-Mobile service?

  148. Nicki posted on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm (#

    My oldest is still only 3, so we’re just barely introducing him to the computer. We sit by him and play lots of reading games.

  149. Liz @ LizzieJane Baby posted on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm (#

    Since my kids aren’t old enough to have their own mobile devices, (1 &3) I let them play games on my phone to keep them entertained so they will stay right by me. (and to keep them from running away and hiding). Can you tell I have a 3 year old boy at my house?

  150. Rachel posted on August 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm (#

    My daughter is just entering the mobile stage, so wireless everything is absolutely crucial! Wires apparently look like teething toys…

  151. Amanda Sakovitz posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm (#

    I dont have children yet but I use cell phones and facebook to keep in touch with my family. This would be great to win!

  152. Ellen posted on August 4, 2012 at 4:42 am (#

    Awesome giveaway! my niece & nephew use my phone to play games, but they are too young for their own.

  153. Gayle posted on August 4, 2012 at 5:28 am (#

    Now that my son is 14, we are starting to let him become more independent by doing things like going to the movie with friends. Using a cell phone for checking in and arranging pickup times allows us contact without smothering him.

    Thanks for the great giveawaw. Fingers crossed!

  154. Erin posted on August 4, 2012 at 6:14 am (#

    We don’t use mobile devices (yet), but when they are older, I expect I’ll use them most to check where the kids are/what they are doing.

  155. Krista E. posted on August 4, 2012 at 6:46 am (#

    Sunscreen at the beginning of the day…make it a habit. Technology wise…well, all of our devices are password protected so they have to ask for help to even use them for basic applications or games. No internet connectivity without Mom or Dad there.

  156. Diane posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm (#

    My kids are grown but we keep a tight check on what the grand kids are doing..
    Would love to win!