News Articles

Over a million UK schoolchildren have accessed inappropriate content on their mobile phones, claims report

Carphone Warehouse has published new research into the mobile web behaviour of 8 to 15 year olds in the UK.

The survey, which was compiled by YouGov, revealed that 2.8 million of these children - including almost a quarter of 8 to 12 year olds - had a smartphone.

Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

Vodafone launches new Android app to protect children

Vodafone UK has launched a free Android app called Vodafone Guardian that’s designed to help parents and carers protect young people from inappropriate use of the internet and unwanted calls and texts.

Children and parents can arrange for certain calls or text messages to be blocked - and internet access can be restricted at certain times of the day.

Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

New 'safer internet' coalition commended by European Commission

The European Commission has worked with mobile handset manufacturers, operating system providers, internet service providers, broadcasters, social networks and mobile operators to form a new coalition that aims to make the internet better and safer for children.

There are 28 founding members of the ‘Coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids’.

Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

One in ten UK primary school children has an iPhone

One in ten children under the age of 10 owns an iPhone, according to a UK survey from cloud-based internet security company Westcoastcloud.

In addition, one in twenty primary school children now own an iPad. The research also shows that one in ten parents feel it’s OK for a child as young as 4 to own a mobile phone.

Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

New study finds no increased cancer risk for children using mobile phones

Mark Bridge writes:

We have a new "mobile phone cancer" report to read - but, despite the headline, it offers no concrete reassurance or firm proof.

The main problem, as we've said on many occasions, is that proving 'absolute safety' is nigh-on impossible... particularly when the technology and the usage patterns keep changing.

Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating
RSS
123456

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«May 2022»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement