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The Risks and Dangers of Children Using Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are excellent tools to communicate with the outside world, a reality parents have little supervision over.

A phone is a two-way communication system, and where one can dial out, one can also receive.

The hard fact is this: there is no way to tell who is on the other end, and even though it may just be a very good classmate comparing homework assignments, it may also be a sex offender, well protected by anonymity, and most likely, pretending to be someone else.

This can be extremely dangerous when the mobile phone comes equipped with complete internet access, with web browsing capabilities, email, chat, and instant messaging – features which are harder to screen and control.

This is where parental control seems most vulnerable.

I hope parents are aware of all these …