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Internet/Mobile TV access

Most phones include browsers that allow the user to surf the Internet, and many now have the capability for the user to watch television; while this is an appealing feature for children/adolescents, Internet/TV access on a mobile phone carries risks above and beyond those found while web surfing or watching TV at home.

Some key risks involved with Internet/TV access by mobile phone:

  • Like personal computers, mobile phones with Internet capability are vulnerable to spam, viruses and other malicious content
  • Children/adolescents whose mobile phone does not feature unlimited Internet/TV access could be racking up large bills without a parent's knowledge
  • Can impact learning at school if restriction aren't placed upon cell phone use

What can parents do to reduce the risks associated with their child/adolescent's accessing the Internet using a mobile phone? Click here to find out.

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