However, it’s very easy for your child (particularly if they are older) to run up high call charges, by calling abroad or texting premium rate numbers.There is also the Family SIM option from BT Mobile, which can save families up to £372 per year. You can get up to five SIMs on one contract, each with generous individual allowances and with extra value discounts that increase with the number of SIMs. Facebook is easy to update using a mobile phone which has data or wi-fi internet access.If your child will be accessing the internet at home, BT has safeguards to stop them trying unsuitable content.
If a phone has data, it can access the internet anywhere.
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For many parents, the biggest concern about giving a child a phone is giving them access to the internet.
The beauty of it is you'll get one bill for all the family and you can set individual caps for each child. Make sure your child's privacy settings are activated otherwise complete strangers could look them up, find out where they live, what school they go to and their movements.
Find out how to do this in our articles how to set up Facebook privacy settings and Facebook privacy – how much information are you giving away.