As more children begin getting their first mobile phones, parents are challenged with ensuring their kids are using their phones responsibly, courteously and safely.

To make this milestone easier on both parents and kids, U.S. Cellular is offering a free device workshop Wednesday, July 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 725 Main St. in Rockland, focused on helping families make the decision of when to get children their first phone along with ways that mobile phones can help families stay connected and strengthen relationships.

The workshop is open to everyone and associates will offer families tips on setting phone guidelines, share suggestions to help with the decision of getting their child their first cellphone and discuss ways that devices and apps can benefit everyone in the family.

“Giving a child their first cell phone is a big step for any parent and we want to educate families and provide them with the tools they need to make the decision as smooth as possible,” said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England, in a news release. “Mobile devices help parents and children stay connected and can enhance time spent as a family. These device workshops offer great hands-on demonstrations that both parents and children will find useful.”

To RSVP, call 594-1912 to RSVP.