Japan Govt panel recommends limiting children mobile access

I do like the underlying concept of this report however I wonder if the horse hasn’t already run a good few miles on this one, seeing as 96% of Japanese high school children have mobiles.

A Japanese government panel called on parents and schools Monday to help limit the use of mobile phones by children to prevent them from accessing “harmful” information on websites.

The advisory council on education made the proposal to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda as children become more prone to crimes involving dating websites and bullying on Internet school bulletin boards.

The issue of education is important — but I think some degree of limitation is necessary. You know what, I need to talk to Annie Mullins, Vodafone’s top child safety specialist. I’ll drop her a note.

By Ewan

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