Parents will now be able to control their children’s mobile phone activities through a special SIM card, taking children’s safety to the next level.
The smart Bemilo system will be run on the Vodafone network and will offer a service to parents which will enable them to prevent their children from making calls, texting and even going online during certain hours.
The service has been welcomed by the UK’s Family and Parenting institute and said it will help them to protect their children from mobile phone bullying. Besides, the safety service will also help parents to control the usage of mobile phones.
A recent survey by Bemilo has revealed that almost 40 per cent children suffer from sleep disorders due to extensive use of mobile phones.
“It’s a SIM that is just like any other SIM you would buy for any other network, but it enables parents to have full control in the context of safety”, said Simon Goff, founder and chairman of Bemilo. He added, “They can allow or disallow certain contacts to call them, and they can set the times of day the phone can operate.”
The parents can switch off the phone, disable all the functions, read text messages, all remotely from a computer and yet be able to contact their children whenever needed. The service will be available as a “safety pack” which can be installed in a child’s phone and used on a pay-as-you-go basis from £2.95 per month.