Today it is important to remember that cell phones are not much different than computers. Not only can the cell phone be used to speak with anyone 24/7 but they also offer standard features including text messaging, email and full Internet access including unlimited web surfing and access to social networking sites. Additionally, cell phones have built in cameras and video features and the ability to easily send images to others via the phone itself.
Much like with the computer it is important to set guidelines for cell phone use with your children and monitor their cell phone activity. You may also want to consider limiting certain features on your child’s cell phone plan like turning off the camera and messaging features. This simple step may help to prevent your child from sending inappropriate images of themselves or receiving inappropriate images of others.