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Steps taken by the mobile industry to protect children

The mobile networks have taken technical steps to assist parents in protecting children from accessing adult or inappropriate content on their cellphones. In addition, WASPA, the local industry association, has set up procedures to allow consumers to lodge complaints about mobile services and SMS spam.

The mobile industry has put in place steps that allow parents (or guardians) to block access to adult content on their child's cellphone. Vodacom has a technical tool that allows you to block attempts to access adult content via a cellphone. MTN offers a parental control feature that blocks access to any mobile content. Cell C, however, does not have a technical solution to assist parents in protecting their children from access to adult or other mobile content.

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