Child Protection Mobile Phone Network
Kids and teenagers today have to deal with new experiences and dangers that we didn’t have when we were younger. Growing up has changed. Modern parents need to know how to protect their children from the dangers that mobile phones and technology in general can bring- before it is too late.
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online, with 1 in 4 experiencing it more than once.
- Only 1 in 10 victims of cyberbullying will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
- One in five 8 to 11 year olds have at least one social media account.
- Around Half of UK children have viewed inappropriate or violent content online.
- 1 in 3 internet users are children.
According to a UK survey on teenage mobile phone habits 6/10 UK youths have been asked to send a sexual image or video of themselves. Shockingly, 25% of those asked actually did send an explicit image of themselves. Even more shockingly, 1/3rd of those who sent an image, sent it to a someone they knew online but not in real life.
How would your child feel if an image they had shared privately ended up online or being sent around their whole school? Well sadly, 20% of teen ‘sexters’ who have shared an image with someone, knew that person had then shared it with others.
Unfortunately the sad truth is that anything shared online, over text or apps can be saved and used to harass, blackmail or embarrass your child, which can be really devastating.
Being bullied or harassed online can be very distressing – especially as many cyber bullies can hide their identity. With social media and mobile phones, kids are no longer able to leave their problems and bullies in the playground or on the school bus. With only 1 in 10 victims of cyber bullying informing a parent or trusted adult, can you really afford not to monitor your child’s mobile phone?
Grooming or ‘Catfishing’ (pretending to be someone else online) is a big issue online in the UK. Be sure your children know to be cautious with strangers online, and to be honest with you about who they are speaking to. No one should be punished for trying to make friends but if they are keeping secrets or behaving differently, this could be a cause for concern.
ParentShield is brand new mobile phone network designed to allow children to have the independence of a mobile but with the relevant parental controls. The network works through a standard SIM in the same way as other networks, which can be used in any unlocked mobile phone.
The SIM records all of the users calls & texts and stores them in an online account. From within the online account, parents have access to all of the recordings and a range of powerful parental controls that be altered to suit children of all ages.
Solution: Use a Parental Control Mobile Network
There is a widespread assumption that “All mobile networks are the same” – probably because the mainstream networks – Vodafone, O2, EE and Three are all pretty much of a muchness, and their MVNO offspring – Tesco Mobile, ID mobile, GiffGaff, Smarty etc. are similarly, well, similar.
Fortunately, there is a proper Alternative Mobile Network that is a Child Protection Mobile Network and has features that the Adult Mobile networks, and their MVNO will never offer. So if you are supplying a first mobile phone to a child – it’s well worth reading on and checking out the difference between an adult mobile network and a child protection mobile network.
- Records all calls and texts to and from the sim card
- All texts and calls can be viewed in online ‘parent’ portal
- Unwanted texts or calls can be blocked at the touch of a button
- Internet can be turned on or off
- Free calls to home
- Time controls stop calls and texts after bedtime
- Adjustable security options so that your child can get more freedom as they grow up.
You should aim to be honest with your child about the risks of owning a mobile phone as well as the abilities of a ParentShield SIM – this encourages your child to be honest with you if they do face any problems.
You’re in control with ParentShield – so you know they’re safe. Click here or on the link below to find the best safe sim plan for your children.
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Comparison Chart – Parental Control Network vs Adult Network
|Feature||Adult Network||Child Protection Mobile Network|
|Premium Rate Calls||✔️||❌|
|Totally Capped Costs||✔️||❌|
|User Assumed to have Authority||✔️||❌|
|Daily Data Budgeting||❌||✔️|
|Only Children Allowed as Users||❌||✔️|
|Special needs features||❌||✔️|
|Recommended By professionals for child use||❌||✔️|