Everyone’s talking about school starting and all of the excitement surrounding that. But dude. It’s still steaming hot here in our part of the world. Summer is on my mind. This was us just last night:
So when the nice folks at T-Mobile asked me to say a few words about summer safety I thought it was an excellent idea. The summer leads to a lot of safety concerns for me….water safety, heat management, sun, travel, it’s all difficult to keep up with. Of course, mobile devices can’t keep you from getting a sunburn, but knowing they can help keep the kids safe in other ways does bring me peace of mind.
There are so many new ways to use a mobile device to keep your family safe during the summer. It’s amazing to this old lady who grew up with phones that had cords and busy signals were expected (kids, a busy signal is what used to happen if you called someone and they were already on the phone talking to someone else).
Now they can locate your children. I used this feature last month when Jacob went on a big boy bus to spend a week with his little law school friends. I could actually follow his journey all the way there and back. It made this Mommy’s concerned heart feel better.
There are apps that you can use to notify you when your children arrive at their destination. Or you can link all of your mobile calendars together so you know where everyone is supposed to be at any time. I need this one. When we all sit down to go over our schedules for the week it would be wonderful to be able to have them all linked together so we can keep up with where everyone is supposed to be.
And now here’s something awesome….T-Mobile is letting me giveaway to one of you a new T-Mobile Springboard!
No, I’m not kidding. It’s a tablet (worth $429!) and it’s really cool. I’ve been reading about this device and I am so, so excited to be able to give one away! It has a camera, 16 GB of internal memory, Google and Netflix built in, an eReader, a family organizer, wow….the list goes on and on. It’s a nice size too. It would be easy to carry around.
Here’s how you can enter this amazing giveaway. You must follow T-Mobile on Twitter, Like T-Mobile on Facebook and leave a comment answering how you use a wireless device to keep your kids safe during the summer. You can also Tweet about the giveaway and you get a separate entry for each one!
Good luck and stay safe!
This is a sponsored post but all opinions and crazy ideas are completely mine.