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, the same edicts do not apply to cell phones. Most cellphones used by children today can access the mobile Internet, interact in secret mobile chat rooms, download adult content from a premium-rate subscription service, and send and receive images and video clips. This means that a child could enter pornographic websites and 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 maybe 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 check their mobile content activities until they have proven they can be bound cell phone users. However, as a parent, you are not alone in protecting your child from accessing adult content on their cellphone. Some mobile network operators have implemented professional solutions to block children's access to adult mobile content.

To learn 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