Mobile phone costs
With the cost of living predicted to rise, it’s no surprise that many families are tightening the purse strings and that mobile phone bills are coming under increased scrutiny.
For children and teenagers in particular, budgeting on their mobiles can be a steep learning curve. Texts, downloads and apps can all add up and, if they’re on a ‘Pay monthly’ contract, they might not even notice the costs mounting until it’s too late.
So, how can parents advise their kids about staying on top of mobile costs? Digital Parenting highlights some of the main considerations and some of the tools and resources that may help.
Did you know
Smartphone ownership among 8 to 11-year-olds in the UK is around 18 per cent compared to 62 per cent for 12-15s.