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Options for controlling your kids’ cellphone use


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Options for controlling your kids’ cellphone use
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Record

Children are getting their first cellphones and smartphones at younger ages, raising concerns among parents about their security.

Many parents would like to inspect their kids’ devices at the end of each day, yet want to maintain their children’s sense of responsibility. Parents now can install applications – from both wireless providers and third parties — to control and monitor how, when and how long their kids use their phones.

While wireless providers provide a host of bundled applications to ensure phone safety, safe driving, proper phone usage and spending limits, here is a breakdown of some other options on the market:

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