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Sphero® Joins Leading Family Tech Brands, Advocacy Groups in $10,000 Back to School Giveaway

Growing “tech for good” movement will take the spotlight this summer as parents and kids prepare for back to school.

GREENVILLE, Texas, July 13, 2023 – This July, families across the country will be hearing all about the fast-growing “tech for good” movement thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership of more than 15 mission-aligned family tech brands & advocacy groups. Together, the partners have announced an exciting $10,000 Family Tech Back to School Giveaway to support the needs of kids and families in a digital world and promote responsible technology.

The giveaway, which runs from July 17-30, is free to enter via the official giveaway page, with a $10,000 grand prize available, along with other cash and product prizes. All entrants will also receive special access to special back-to-school savings from each partner to help families prepare for the season with responsible tech. Entrants can increase their chances of winning by posting on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FamTechGiveaway.

“Learning doesn’t stop when kids leave the classroom, which is why Sphero works to empower educators and parents with tools and resources to teach complicated topics, like cybersecurity best practices, in a fun way to help keep them safe online,” said Paul Copioli, CEO of Sphero, the leader in programmable robots, EdTech, computer science, and STEM education tools. “By joining other dedicated organizations as part of the Family Tech movement, we’re able to share valuable information through hands-on lessons and activities with even more kids and their families.”

Together, the partners represent a range of exciting products and services including: 

  • Kid-safe phones
  • Kids smartwatches & GPS trackers
  • Learning tablets & computers for kids
  • Family-safe messaging & creativity apps 
  • Parental control solutions and home Wi-Fi protection
  • Virtual story books for reading
  • STEM learning, robotics, and coding tools for kids
  • Resources for family mindfulness & wellness

The giveaway will offer entrants the opportunity to discover and save on these family-safe products just in time for the back-to-school season. After entering the giveaway, all participants will receive access to exclusive savings and special offers from each partner.

In addition to responsible tech tools, the family tech collective also includes leading national advocacy and education groups from across the country. These organizations provide robust digital parenting, training, and awareness resources including guides, seminars, and coaching to support parents, kids, and educators.

A Fast Growing Movement

The Family Tech movement has grown in recent years, spurred along by new eye-opening data and reports about the privacy & mental health consequences of ubiquitous tech devices and platforms. Parents & congressional leaders alike have raised the alarm, calling for more oversight and protection for children.

As kids return to the classroom this fall, the concerns for their safety are both physical as well as mental. In May, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a stunning report noting “profound risk of harm” to adolescent mental health from social media use. Whether the impact is addiction, depression, or simply distraction, there’s a growing sense that change is critical.

The Family Tech Back to School Giveaway partners include:

Family Tech Partners







Storybook App




Advocacy & Education Partners

Better Screen Time

Conscious Parenting Revolution

Family Tech Zone

Healthy Screen Habits


Mental Game Academy

Screen Sanity

Screen Time Clinic

About Sphero

Sphero is transforming PK–12 education with accessible tools that encourage exploration, imagination, and perseverance through STEAM and computer science. With the help of educators around the world, Sphero empowers learners of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their interests and passions while equipping them with the skills they need to be the world’s future Changemakers. With presences in Greenville, TX, Hong Kong, and remote globally-based employees, Sphero has become the market leader in EdTech solutions, loved by millions of educators, students, and parents worldwide. Learn more at
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