As a parent, I am very protective of my children. One of the main reasons why Brian and I haven’t allowed them to have smartphones is because we have always felt there was never much, if any, control over what they could do or see using a smart device. Based on a survey that Zact mobile services conducted, it found that 73% of U.S. parents are concerned about the lack of parental control of a child’s activities on mobile devices. We definitely are not alone in our feelings! Do your children have smartphones? If not, do they want one? What is your biggest concern regarding your kids and smartphones? How do you talk to them about it? Be sure to check out the Zact infographic below for other statistics on kids and mobile usage!
Unlike other cellphone providers, with Zact, parents can set curfews, restrictions and choose which apps to allow their kids to use. If you would like to learn more about Zact, be sure to check out their website for more information.
Originally published on August 19, 2013. Updated on April 23, 2021.