Use of Mobile Technology by Children

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The Internet is a huge resource of unlimited knowledge and opportunities, available to anyone and everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It’s always “there” for anyone for any purpose, which can range from seeking information, checking flight schedules, education, medical info, socializing or watching movies etc. The fact that it’s “there” and available makes it attractive for everyone, whether they have a legitimate purpose for its use or not. With newer technologies like 3G, LTE and 4G penetrating our lives and more so with the start of the smart-phone era accessing the Internet has become easy, convenient and to some extent affordable. While this brings a world of opportunities at our fingertips it also puts us and specially the children at risk to a myriad of risks lurking out there in the “dark Internet”. To put it in plain words, the Internet is not a safe place for children, there are hazards out there, some documented some still not documented. Leaving children unguided to use the mobile technology is like leaving kids out in a jungle with no cover and protection to explore and learn. So with opportunities come risks, which we have to guard and take measures against. The purpose of this post is to apprise the reader with issues related to use of Mobile Technology by children.

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Using Mobiles Phones for Socio-Economic Development


Mobile phone users world over are increasing at a fast pace. According to the ITU statistics there are over 6 billion mobile phone connections and over 3 billion users world wide. With newer technologies like 4G the mobile phone penetration is only going to increase in the coming years. It would not be incorrect to say that not technology has affected us like the way mobile phones have. Today the smartphone is  used for multiple purposes; it’s your Ebook, wallet, reminder, fitness companion, email system, web access gadget, news medium, blogging tool, music repository, weather forecasting tool, entertainment system and banking tool; to name a few. While these all benefits may not be available to everyone everywhere, still the mobile phone with basic text and voice features are today available to a larger part of the world populace.

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