Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
Kajeet®, the smart phone for kids™ and the only cell phone service provider in the U.S. to have won four parenting awards for excellence and safety, is pleased to announce its partnership with Be B’kesher, a company dedicated to aiding safe and responsible cell phone usage in the Jewish Orthodox community, to introduce the kajeet mobile phone service to the larger American Orthodox Jewish community.
Through its collaboration with kajeet, members of the Be B’Kesher community can purchase discounted mobile devices that can be easily configured via the Internet in accordance with school and community standards. Additionally, Be B’Kesher has created a program designed specifically for the schools of the community. Be B’Kesher for Schools is a comprehensive program for on boarding that will enable each school to manage their students’ cell phones based on the needs of their particular parent body and school. Using kajeet’s patented online parental controls, cell phone use can be managed by setting time-of-day restrictions, designating specific phone numbers that can or cannot be called or texted, and by filtering access to the Internet. These mobile device management tools make it possible for Be B’Kesher youth to use cell phones in a manner consistent with their values.
“We are excited to work with Be B’Kesher, which is using the unique kajeet Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) platform to address the concerns of a community that cares deeply about their youth and the rapid adoption of new technology,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and Founder of kajeet. “We believe that by empowering parents, schools and communities with the information and tools to create a safer mobile communications environment, we can improve the lives of children and everyone who cares about them.”
“We feel very fortunate to have teamed up with kajeet. Kajeet’s patented parental control technology and dedication to safe cell phone usage are aligned with Be B’Kesher’s goals and our community’s concerns. We look forward to expanding our programs and services together with kajeet as the challenges presented by technology grow,” said Dov Wegner, founder of Be B’Kesher.
Kajeet makes communicating with cell phones and smart phones safe for kids and reassuring for parents. Kajeet provides an affordable, contract-free option for everyone without activation or termination fees. In addition to kajeet’s free, patented online parental controls, all kajeet mobile devices are enabled with GPS Phone Locator, another easy-to-use service parents may use to monitor their child’s location on a map and/or by designated landmarks and to receive email notification of the phone’s location.
Be B’Kesher was founded with the guidance of respected educators as a vehicle to assist the Jewish community with their technology needs. While technology has enhanced life in many ways, the benefits associated with the convenience and efficiency of technology, are often mitigated by potential threats. The growing misuse of cell phones and other forms of technology, and the serious consequences, are often heartbreaking and all too common. Be B’Kesher looks forward to meeting these challenges by seeking viable solutions for the community that will enable its members to enjoy the conveniences of technology, while preserving their values.
Founded in 2003, kajeet, the smart phone for kids™, is based in Bethesda, Maryland, but kids are the center of our universe. Kajeet keeps parents talking with their children and teens with free online parental controls, family budgeting, GPS Phone Locator and kid-friendly features. With kajeet, there are no pesky contracts or surprise bills. Parents can find kajeet phones online at http://www.kajeet.com.
Kajeet also provides an affordable, safe, scalable solution to bring Internet-capable mobile learning devices to students everywhere. With a full suite of customizable online controls, kajeet’s education products leverage kajeet’s expertise in the classroom to provide students with a safe mobile learning experience. For more information about kajeet’s products for education, please visit http://kajeet.com/education.
Kajeet services are protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 7,881,697, 7,899,438, 7,945,238 and 8,078,140. Other U.S. patents are pending.