U.S. Cellular Device Workshop in Omaha
With back-to-school time around the corner, parents can anticipate juggling busy family schedules and may think about getting their child a first cellphone to help them stay connected. While this may be a momentous occasion, parents are challenged with ensuring their kids are using their phones responsibly, courteously and safely. U.S. Cellular wants to help simplify this time for parents and children, so associates will offer tips at a free Device Workshop. The workshop is open to everyone and will focus on helping families make the decision of when to get children their first phone. Associates will offer tips on setting phone guidelines and discuss tools and apps that can help make this decision as smooth as possible. “Giving a child their first cellphone is a big step for any parent, so we designed these workshops to be a resource for families and to provide hands-on demonstrations that both parents and children can find useful,” said Erryn Andersen, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Nebraska and Iowa. “Cellphones can help families stay connected, and there a lot of options available. Our associates can work with you to find a device and plan that works for your family’s individual needs.” A recent U.S. Cellular survey found that 72 percent of smartphone users have rules in place for their child’s mobile device. Taking this into consideration, U.S. Cellular has a Parent-Child Agreement available that can help guide conversations between parents and children. The agreement is customizable so that families can make it work for their specific needs and gives them the opportunity to create their own guidelines that can help them communicate better as a family. The Parent-Child Agreement is available for download at www.ChildPhoneAgreement.com.
4710 S. 24th St., Omaha, NE 68107