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Know the Risks

Accessibility and risk

Mobile phones can provide safety benefits for children and peace of mind for parents. They're also useful, convenient communication tools that often come with features that children/adolescents find both fun and engaging. However, it's important to remember that mobile phones bring a set of unique risks that parents need to know about. Most children/adolescents have their phones with them almost all the time. The most important point to remember is that your child/adolescent is always accessible as long as his/her mobile phone is on—and as long as your child/adolescent is accessible, s/he is at risk. The risks exist in the technology itself, the content it delivers and the instant contact it provides with others.

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