No R-rated mobile content on their watch.
American operator AT&T and researcher GfK are behind the data, which shows an overwhelming 90 per cent of eight-17 year-olds are happy for parents to set rules on their mobile activity, though just two-thirds of parents have implemented such restrictions.
It shows that the laidback 24 per cent that haven't enforced parental guidance are missing a trick, as 39 per cent of 12-14 year olds know someone that's been sent a sext – text of a sexual nature. This leaps to 53 per cent for 15-17 year olds.
Meanwhile, almost one-fifth of eight-11 year olds have been on the receiving end of text-based bullying, and kids say mobile safety isn't high on parents' priority lists.
Betsy Landers, National PTA president, said: "Today's parent should be aware of today's technology and how it can affect their children. Being an engaged parent includes having a conversation about wireless safety with their children as they grow up."
The results show the average age for a child to receive their first mobile is 12.1, with the age creeping to 13.8 for smartphones.
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