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Mobile Phone Child Safety Checklist

     Mobile phones are a great way for you to always be able to keep in touch with your child. The only problem is that with all of the different types of mobile phone capabilities you may not be able to keep your child safe from all of the different risks that a mobile phone poses.
With most mobile phones your child can receive phone calls, text messages, emails, instant messages and surf the web. Just like with a computer, mobile phones need the same security measures and precautions so that your child does not come into contact with strangers or access adult information.
Locating your Phone and Child
Children tend to have a good habit of losing things, including expensive mobile phones. You should have some sort of mobile phone insurance that will help to prevent misuse of your phone if it is lost or stolen at your child’s school. If your phone has GPS tracker, this can help find the phone, turn it off and also locate your child’s location in the case that you cannot reach them.
The Cost of a Child’s Phone
Most children have very little concept of time and money. They may be using the phone way too much which creates huge phone bills at the end of the month for you to pay. A mobile phone is a great responsibility and can be used as a tool to teach your child how to become responsible and aware of how much money and time they are spending on the phone. Check out different services such as pre paid mobile phone plans which are more expensive, but you can pay as you go without any contracts, meaning no scary phone bills at the end of the month.
Your Child and The Internet
The internet is now available on most phones. If your phone does have internet access it is imperative that you ask your service provider about internet disabling and filtering so that you can be sure that your child will not be exposed to content of an adult nature.
You can request the internet to be disabled from your service provider which will help to avoid a risky situation. If your child receives content on the mobile phone that is not meant for them, then you can report this to the service provider to avoid this situation from reoccurring. There are services such as chat monitoring and contacting filters so that your child does not come into contact with strangers.
You may not be aware of how easy it is for your child to access and receive information that can be harmful to your child. The first thing you need to know is what your mobile service provides. You can ask your telecommunications company about any special features that they may have in regards to child safety.
If you are looking into purchasing a phone for your child, make sure that you compare safety features to find which mobile phone works for your child and covers all the important aspects of a mobile phone child safety checklist.

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Allphones is an Australian mobile phone retailer with of over 160 stores Australia wide. Allphones offers a wide range of outright & unlocked mobile phones

Posted on 2010-10-21, By: *

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