Staying Safe on Mobile Devices

Mobile devices can connect to the Internet in 3 different ways:

  • 3G/4G: this provides access to the Internet when you’re on the go, and is often provided as part of your mobile phone contract. Filters are often set up by default, but you can check with your mobile operator to ensure they are activated for your children’s devices.
  • Connect to your home wifi: devices can connect to the Internet at home (and this saves using up your 3G/4G data allowance). All of the major Internet providers offer free filtering tools that work across all devices connected to the home network, check with your ISP.
  • Access public wifi: it’s also possible to connect to public wifi when you’re out and about, with shops, cafes and restaurants increasingly offering internet access. Look out for the Friendly WiFi symbol which means the content has been filtered.

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