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Comcast Summer of Fun and Online Safety + Fandago Giveaway

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On Thursday June 10 I had the opportunity to participate in a live webcast  hosted by Kelly Vrooman, from Sprout’s The Sunny Side Up Show, with Comcast experts and moms, Cathy Avgiris SVP and GM of Communications and Data Services, and Diana Kerekes VP for Entertainment Services. This webcast was all about internet safety, summer vacation viewing and the new Comcast Mobile app. Here are a few of the highlights of the webcast. Also if you want to watch the whole thing yourself you can do so at Comcast’s Blog.

Internet Safety

June is Internet Safety Month. Nowadays 55% of teens have a social network profile. More than half of teens surveyed have admitted to giving out their personal info online to someone they didn’t know.  Here is another horrific statistic – 20% of teens have a secret online email or profile that their parents do not know about. Now is the time to have a frank and honest discussion with your child about internet safety.

For the second year now Comcast is issuing a Cyber Summer Safety Challenge. It is broken into two groups. One for the 5-9 age group and the other for the 10 and up. This Challenge includes a series of pledges designed to be used as a guide.

The time is now for parents to be talking to their children about cyberbullying and internet safety,.

A nice perk for Comcast customers is that they provide Norton Internet Security Suite to them for no fee. When you have any type of security for your computer you need to make sure that it is kept up to date.

Summer Viewing

Comcast on Demand has 1,500 choices for kids if you need a quick fix for the kids to watch while you are taking a breather or cleaning. They have a wonderful search feature that will be a great help.

We learned that the average cost for a family of 4 to go to movies and have snacks is $90. Comcast subscribers can have a family movie night at home for only $10. $2.99 for the movie and than drinks and popcorn make up the difference.  New movies are available the same day that they are released on DVD.  You can search for movies by theme or title, and in the kids area the available movies include Common Sense Media reviews.

Comcast also set up a calender of fun things you can watch and do over the summer with your kids.

Comcast Mobile App

I really wish I was a Comcast customer just for their app for the iPhone/iTouch. It’s called the Comcast Mobile App. It allows you to program your DVR from a remote location. Within the app you can see a television guide similar to the regular one. You can also forward your home phone to your iPhone if you choose. The DVR features in the App is also included online so you don’t need an iPhone or an iTouch to take advantage of this great feature.

I was given a prize pack that included a notebook, pen, Norton 360, a cube, and a $35 Fandango GC. I was able to either keep all of these or do a giveaway with my readers. I decided to use the $35 Fandango GC as a giveaway prize.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me if you are doing anything fun for this summer!

Bonus Entries:

Follow Being Alison via GFC (3 Entries)

Follow via RSS Feed (1 entry)

Like Being Alison on Facebook ( 1 entry)

Share on Facebook (2 entries)

Follow Being Alison on Twitter (2 entries)

Tweet this Giveaway(First time you get 2 entries after that you can tweet once a day for another 1 entry) – $35 Fandango GC Giveaway. Ends 7/9 http://beingalison.com/?p=1533

Enter any of my other giveaways. 1 entry per giveaway.

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  1. I’m taking a mini-trip to Nashville for a few days! I’m so excited. It’s a great city.

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  5. Heading to Indiana to visit some family. I’m ready for some relaxing!

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  11. I entered your Brugo mug giveaway

  12. Diane Baum says:

    We are going to Traverse City, MI

  13. What I am most looking forward to this summer is the BlogHer 2010 conference this summer in New York City! With all the events and parties it’s going to be summer fun NYC style! Are you going?
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  14. Amber G says:

    I’ll be helping with our community garden! That should be fun, especially if the kids get involved.

  15. Amber G says:

    I follow your blog with google friend connect #1

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