We are excited to announce that Gabb Wireless has partnered with Defend Innocence, a brand of The Younique Foundation, to empower parents to protect their kids from the dangers of unmonitored technology.
“Proactive parents need strategies to protect their kids online and safe technology to make it happen,” the organizations recently announced. “Gabb Wireless and Defend Innocence are joining together to make it a reality.”
Gabb, a Utah-based start-up, created a mobile phone that promotes online safety for kids and teens—the device looks like a smartphone, but only has talk, text, and other basic capabilities. The phone also has no access to the internet, which makes it a great phone for youth who need to stay connected to their families without the distractions and dangers the internet can pose.
“Kids are getting, typically through a smartphone device, access to adult content,” said Stephen Dalby, founder and CEO of Gabb Wireless. “I want to make sure that all of the Gabb Wireless customers are aware [of that problem].”
Dalby was introduced to The Younique Foundation and Defend Innocence at an event for the foundation in 2019. Instantly he felt a “natural connection” between Gabb and the mission of Defend Innocence to protect children from child sexual abuse through educating parents and caregivers.
“I thought this would be a great opportunity for us both,” Dalby said. “It’s a way for our customers to learn and be educated.”
Gabb and Defend Innocence kicked off the partnership on August 1st, 2020, when Dalby presented Shelaine Maxfield, president and board chair of The Younique Foundation, with a $10,000 donation. Gabb has also committed to donate $10 to Defend Innocence for every mobile phone they sell through their Advocate program.