Keeping ‘Generation Mobile’ safe and healthy

Concerned about cyberbullying, sexting, and safe cell phone use by kids and teens?

Worried about the increase of students who own cell phones, and those who text too much?

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission will hold Generation Mobile, a 3-hour forum bringing together teens, parents, educators and experts to discuss these health and safety cell phone issues, along with the opportunities and challenges around mobile technology use by adolescents.

The Generation Mobile forum is being held in D.C. from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and live on the web at http://reboot.fcc.gov/live.

The forum will include a panel of teens, parents and educators discussing mobile technology; a second panel will focus on educating and empowering parents. Experts will provide tools and resources to parents and kids for the safe and responsible use of mobile phones.

Since the forum is live on the web, questions during the forum can be sent via email to livequestions@fcc.gov or by using the hashtag #GenMobile on Twitter.

The FCC says recent surveys show cell phone ownership among children has increased 68 percent in the past five years. Would you believe a typical teen sends a text message every 10 minutes during waking hours?

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