April 12th, 2011
Internet on kids' phones worries UK parents
Parents’ efforts to monitor their children’s Internet use are hampered by smartphones offering quicker online access than many computers, a British study says.
A study commissioned by U.K Children’s Minister Sarah Teather found that parents who want their children to have a mobile phone for safety and social reasons are discovering they are left powerless to stop access to inappropriate Internet sites including pornography, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
Parents also say they’re concerned that Internet-enabled cellphones expose their children to direct and inappropriate advertising.