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Ask The Right Questions

What kind of mobile phone should I get for my child?

Before committing to a particular model of mobile phone, take the time to learn what features are included on the phone. Of particular interest should be whether the phone has photo/video capability, as your child/adolescent's unsupervised use of these functions may make him/her vulnerable to manipulation or sexual exploitation. It's not possible for you to disable the camera on a mobile phone.

Have your mobile service provider/carrier show you how to disable/enable and password-protect other functions of your child/adolescent's mobile phone.

Some features may only be enabled/disabled by the carrier/service provider. Discuss these features before committing to a particular model.

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