AT&T Mobile Safety School + $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
October 18, 2012

I love my phone….and so do my kids!  Yes, we use it for social media and to play games, but we also use our phones to communicate with family and friends.  Whether it’s communicating through voice or text, my cell phone has essentially become a member of our family.  I remember how excited I was to have a phone in the beginning that fit perfectly in my pocket.  Now, I couldn’t imagine being without a phone that didn’t have GPS, text messaging capabilities, or the internet!

Today’s technology allows families to be more connected than ever, but it also brings about new issues that can’t be ignored – bullying, privacy, texting while driving and more.  AT&T developed this program to provide tips, tools and resources for parents to help their families stay connected and stay safe.

AT&T is hosting a Mobile Safety School virtual webinar next week – October 23rd, 24th, and 25th.  The webinars will cover different safety topics by kids’ ages:

–       October 23rd – Kids ages 8-11
–       October 24th – Kids ages 12-14
–       October 25th – Kids ages 15-17

I am excited to announce an awesome giveaway to all of you!


1 lucky reader on  The Mommy-Files will win a $50 VISA gift card and the opportunity to be part of a Mobile Safety School virtual webinar with Mobile Safety Experts, alongside myself, as well as other bloggers and their giveaway winners!!!


– Tell me in a comment what mobile safety tip you have that keeps you and your family safe!


– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog (email subscription below) – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, October 20th, 2012! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received samples as part of this compensated campaign with AT&T and TheMotherhood.  The giveaway was sponsored by AT&T.   All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

305 Responses to “AT&T Mobile Safety School + $50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. Dameon Schirer says:

    I turn my cellphone off while driving. It causes too big of a distraction.

  2. Dameon Schirer says:

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  3. Julianna says:

    We text when we get places especially late at night to make sure family is aware.

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  8. Kenny F. says:

    NO phones while driving

  9. Elena says:

    We don’t use cell phones when driving

  10. Daniel M says:

    ignore phone when driving

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  14. Kelly D says:

    My tip is to never provide personal information when receiving an unsolicited phone call.

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  18. soha molina says:

    I turn locations off in my cell phone do my pics aren’t trackable.

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  23. Sarah L says:

    Never text or phone when in a car.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. Jessie C. says:

    We never use phone while driving.

  25. Jessie C. says:

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  31. amber p says:

    we dont allow picture messages on their phones.

  32. amber p says:

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  34. mrsshukra says:

    Don’t text while driving!

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  37. ferriz says:

    my nephew cant send or receive picture messages or charge to the phone. emergency calls only.

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  41. Cynthia C says:

    I keep my phone turned off and in my purse while driving.

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  45. Paul L says:

    Tip: set phone to silent before driving – turn on only when out of the car.

  46. Adrienne gordon says:

    we have hands free useage in the car

  47. Margaret Smith says:

    Watch what and when you text and know what kind of photos not to take.

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  51. debbie says:

    Do not text or talk on the phone while driving.

  52. Mami2jcn says:

    I don’t text and drive!

  53. Mami2jcn says:

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  57. Alicia K says:

    have ICE in your contact in case of emergency

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  60. Karen Gonyea says:

    I do not answer my phone or text at all when driving.

  61. courtney b says:

    dont text and drive!

  62. courtney b says:

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  65. Cynthia R says:

    text and keep everyone update don whereabouts

  66. Cynthia R says:

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  68. sarah hirsch says:

    monitor your kids’ activities online

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  70. Sandy VanHoey says:

    We carry our phone for safety and we don’t text while driving.

  71. Sandy VanHoey says:

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  72. beth shepherd says:

    keep them close and always know where they are going and who with

  73. Sandy VanHoey says:

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  75. I make sure and tell my daughter, who is 10, that she should NEVER answer a phone call or text that she doesn’t recognize. I’m scared of some weirdo finding out that a 10 year old girl has her own phone. Creeps.

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  80. sandra says:

    i just learned i need to change my passwords often

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  82. hollowsins says:

    I don’t give my kids phones and watch what they do on my phone and online as well to prevent creepers

  83. Jennifer says:

    We have emergency only phones… my daughter can only dial 911 or my cell phone!

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  85. hollowsins says:

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  86. Vickie Couturier says:

    I never give out personal information to ppl I dont know,,espically credit card number an ss numbers an I dont answer calls that doenst show whos calling

  87. Heather! says:

    I PREACH to our kids, who are teens, not to answer or even look at a text that comes in while they are driving! I only hope my hysteria over that issue sticks with them enough for them to show some patience and pull over.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  88. Janet W. says:

    One safety tip is to never answer a phone call from a number you don’t recognize. If it’s important, they will leave a message and you’ll be able to know then if it’s someone you need to talk to or not. Also, never give out personal information over the phone.

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  95. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Just take your time so you keep an eye on them
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  99. Stephanie Phelps says:

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  103. Jennifer B says:

    Only give your mobile number out to people you know and trust!

  104. Jennifer B says:

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  105. Marilyne S says:

    I regularelly change passwords ! Twitter : @marilola33 Facebook: marirebs barles

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  108. Alicia says:

    If you don’t recognize the phone #, don’t answer it. It’s best to let it go to voice mail.

  109. Alicia says:

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  110. Carmen says:

    My child is younger than those groups listed – I hope I can still enter. Our only “safety” tip so far is not to press buttons on the phone LOL

  111. Carmen says:

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  115. Heather S says:

    no texting while driving

  116. Heather S says:

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  117. Monique Rizzo says:

    We dont text and drive.

    Thanks for the chance.

  118. Erica C. says:

    I check their photos and text messages often and talk to them about things not to do.

  119. Jessica Beard says:

    We do not text while driving or answer many phone calls when on the road.

  120. Kyl Neusch says:

    never answer a phone call from a number you don’t recognize

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  126. Mary Calabrese says:

    I don’t talk on the phone while driving.

  127. amy pugmire says:

    we memorize phone numbers and addresses.

  128. amy pugmire says:

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  131. Aubrey says:

    no texting while driving

  132. Barbara M says:

    We’re firm about no texting also – that’s a major one.
    Thank you.

  133. Barbara M says:

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  134. Barbara M says:

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  136. ellen says:

    One mobile tip is no texting and driving or even taking calls when driving- I know of 2 people killed and one amputee due to texting.

  137. ellen says:

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  139. ellen says:

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  140. Thomas Murphy says:

    we have passwords on our phones incase they get lost or stolen so noone can access our info

  141. Thomas Murphy says:

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  144. Christine says:

    change passwords often

  145. D Schmidt says:

    I never answer calls from a number I do not recognize.

  146. Stacey B says:

    Tell them to never answer texts from a number they dont know, or answer calls from numbers they don’t know. Also don’t make arrangements to meet with anyone via text, always over the phone.

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  151. laurie says:

    We change passwords often

  152. laurie says:

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  155. Jessica F says:

    Giving my phone to someone else so I don’t check it while driving!

  156. Jessica F says:

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  158. joseph gersch jr says:

    my tip is to pack the phones away while driving

  159. We don’t talk or text and drive.

  160. Robin says:

    We don’t allow any texting in the car

  161. Robin says:

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  162. Sarah S says:

    I never talk on the phone while driving

  163. The driver never answers the phone. If my phone rings while we’re driving my daughter answers it.

  164. I follow you on twitter; @asketcher1

  165. Daniel M says:

    never open attachments from people you don’t know

  166. Susan Smith says:

    We don’t allow any texting or being on the phone while driving

  167. Susan Smith says:

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  168. Susan Smith says:

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  169. Amy DeLong says:

    no texting or talking on the phone while driving

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  173. Jill H. says:

    Put the phone in the glove box when I get in the car to drive so not tempted to text/pick up phone to talk when driving till I get to my destination

  174. Jill H. says:

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  176. Yona says:

    Keeping the cell phones charged is a safety tip so that all family members can be reached in case of an emergency.

  177. Yona says:

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  178. Yona says:

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  179. Kathy Rambousek says:

    We stress the importance of hands-on driving. I have someone else answer my phone or text if I’m behind the wheel.

  180. Kathy Rambousek says:

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  183. Tabathia B says:

    I tell them if the phone rings or beeps when driving just to ignore and if they have to make a phone call to pull over and make it

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  184. Tabathia B says:

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  185. Tabathia B says:

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  188. Lisa Garner says:

    My tips is to keep reminding my children to to share photos with strangers and only shared photos that they would not mind me or their grandparents seeing.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  189. Lisa Garner says:

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  190. Lisa Garner says:

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  191. Lisa Garner says:

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  192. Lisa Garner says:

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  193. susan smoaks says:

    my family stays safe by me keeping a close eye on texts and call logs

  194. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… absolutely no texting or talking on the phone while operating a vehicle.

  195. Bryan E. says:

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  196. Bryan E. says:

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  197. Beth Palacios says:

    My kids will only answer the phone if they recognize the number, change their passwords often, never use the phone while driving, and do not download apps without check with me first. I always “check” their phones foe inappropriate text messages too. That’s a big one! 🙂

  198. Beth Palacios says:

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  199. Beth Palacios says:

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  200. Roxann says:

    Don’t give anyone your password and don’t open anything that you don’t know what it is.

  201. Roxann says:

    Twitter follower. ladyt64

  202. Roxann says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  203. Roxann says:

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  204. Sand says:

    I make sure to use parental controls.

  205. Lily Kwan says:

    My mobile safety tip is never tell anyone your password.

  206. Lily Kwan says:

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  207. Lily Kwan says:

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  209. Lily Kwan says:

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  210. Amy L says:

    Everyone in our family texts either my husband or myself before leaving to go anywhere, and after we get to our destination. This gives us peace of mind, and monitoring each other’s whereabouts helps keep us safe.

  211. amber says:

    we avoid logging into our bank accounts when we are logged into wifi, esp. in a public location, for fear of our passwords being intercepted

  212. amber says:

    follow u on twitter as Callie1981

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  214. Kimberly Schotz says:

    No texting while driving

  215. Kimberly Schotz says:

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  216. Kimberly Schotz says:

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  217. Kimberly Schotz says:

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  218. Natalie U says:

    The most important, don’t text or talk while driving
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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