FEAR FORCES PAR­ENTS TO HOARD PHONES

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIAN par­ents are hang­ing on to, rather than hand­ing down, their old mo­biles be­cause they don’t know how to clear their data and are wor­ried their kids will see pri­vate mes­sages and spend up on their ac­counts. New re­search shows one in three peo­ple are con­cerned some­one will see their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion or re­ceive their mes­sages if they give away their old mo­biles, with more than 80 per cent ad­mit­ting they would be more in­clined to pass on their old phones if they knew how to re­move their data and clear their phones prop­erly. A third of par­ents said they did not know how to set “kid-friendly” parental con­trols on their mo­biles.

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