A recent survey by Acision, a Messaging company, has found that 90% of parents want to have more control of their children's use of text messages.
The Register said:
Messaging company Acision spoke to 1000 mobile phone users and established that parents would be happy to equip their ankle-biters with mobile phones at an even younger age, if only they had more control over the kind of person with whom they were communicating.
It's national anti-bullying week, so an ideal opportunity to remind network operators that if they purchase servers from Acision then they could offer parents the ability to blacklist numbers (requested by 74 per cent of parents). That would, in turn, enable operators to target even younger customers through their parents.
But blacklisting isn't just for children: 83 per cent of adults who've been bullied over their mobile phone would like to be able to blacklist numbers, and number-blocking applications regularly top the list of most-popular smartphone apps.
Is this getting a bit too far? Should the kids be left alone and they will learn how to handle it themselves? Or should the parents butt in and control their kids' habits?
I do not have any kids so I can't comment very much, but if I did, I would teach them about the use of text messaging, just like I would teach them about computers and Internet access.
Is there any parents here that can comment on this? I'd love to hear from you on this subject!
[Via: The Register]