Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Kajeet wins parents award – USA

Kajeet, an MVNO which targets tweens and pre-teens, has won the 2009 iParenting Media Award in the Safety category.

Kajeet, which uses Sprint’s network, allows parents to restrict several features on their child’s handset, including the ability to receive calls, picture messages and text messages.

Justifying its decision one of the iParenting Media judges said: "Kajeet does a great job of giving kids the feelings of self-confidence and respect that come with owning a cell phone ... It also helps parents feel safe and in control, because they can give their kids as much or as little freedom as they need."

Another judge added: "This product is a great way to give parents peace of mind knowing that they can access their children when necessary ... It also allows children to contact their parents in case of an emergency."

The recognition from iParenting Media comes on the back of previous honours for kajeet from the PTPA Media Inc. Seal of Approval for Excellence in Parenting Products and the National Parenting Publications Awards.