Mobile communications has become an indispensable part of modern life. Today, more teens and children than ever before own mobile phones, making consumer and child protection a critical issue for companies active in the mobile telecoms sector.
Mobile phones are no longer simply communication tools; they are total lifestyle and entertainment devices and a vehicle for personal expression. This is true not only for adults, but for children as well, so it's important that parents help their children understand how to use their cell phones responsibly with regard to cost control (key word: data exchange, calls to foreign countries) and mobile content (key word: "happy slapping").
Jesta Digital has taken proactive measures to help parents promote responsible mobile phone usage regarding cost control and content. We have also compiled some general tips and precautions that parents can take to help safeguard their kids in this area.
In 2005, we became the first provider of mobile entertainment services to introduce a Guardian service that allows parents to block children's mobile phones from services from Jesta Digital. Jamba/Jamster Guardian can be activated simply and without charge when the relevant mobile phone number is entered under www.jamster.com/guardian. Parents can use this service at any time to ensure their child does not download our products without their consent.