Mobile phone service providers have different options for controlling privacy and usage, filtering content and location and monitoring settings.
Usage controls: Most companies will allow parents to turn off features, such as downloading videos or images, texting, and accessing the Internet. These controls can also be used to limit the number of calls or texts and set time restrictions.
Content filtering: These controls can block certain websites to allow for safer mobile browsing on the Internet. Some filters can also limit videos and other multimedia.
Location and monitoring settings: These controls allow parents to track their child’s whereabouts using GPS systems that are built into the phone.