A significant concern for parents is whether or not their child has access to adult content on a cell phone. There are two reasons for this concern. The first is that adult content can be easily accessed from a cell phone and the second is that a child's cellphone use is mostly unsupervised.

While most parents would not permit their children unsupervised Internet access on a personal computer, it seems that the same edicts do not apply to cellphones. Most cellphones used by children today are able to access the mobile Internet, interact in secret mobile chat rooms, download adult content from a premium rate subscription service, as well as send and receive images and video clips. This means that a child could enter pornographic websites, adult content or be exposed to X-rated or adult content if they choose through their mobile phone.

A teen may also endure pornographic content (in the form of text, images or video clips) from another person and then disseminate the same adult content to their clique of friends. The initial sender may be someone they know or a stranger they have met online or through a mobile social networking service.

Warning to Parents

Discuss your matters with your child about their accessing adult content. Let your child know that you will be checking up on their mobile content activities until they have proven that they can be bound cellphone users. However, as a parent, you are not alone when it comes to protecting your child from accessing adult content on their cellphone. Some mobile network operators have put professional solutions in place to block children's access to adult mobile content.

For learning on what the mobile network providers are doing to protect your child from accessing adult content, go to Industry Solutions.

Steps were taken by the Mobile Industry to Protect Children