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Mobile Phone Technology

Benefits of mobile phone technology

Mobile phones provide important, practical safety benefits to children/adolescents, allowing constant lines of communication between them and their parents/guardians. This allows instant contact if needed—for example, if a parent is going to be late picking a child up from school, or if a child/adolescent wants to get permission to go to a friend's house after school. As well, built-in global positioning system (GPS) technology means users can be located via a signal sent from their mobile phone.

With appropriate guidelines in place, a mobile phone can significantly enhance the safety of its users and their families.

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