mYouth and the global landscape
Hotlines: Responding to reports of illegal content – A guide to establishing and managing a hotline organisation
Children’s use of mobile phones 2012: An international comparison
Children’s use of mobile phones – An international comparison 2012 provides a detailed picture of children’s mobile phone usage across five different countries – Chile, Egypt, India and Indonesia. Now in its fourth year, the 2012 study surveyed 4,500 children and their parents or guardians. It builds on work previously conducted in India, Japan and Egypt, and features Indonesia and Chile for the first time.
Children’s use of mobile phones 2011: An international comparison
The Children’s use of mobile phones — An international comparison 2011 report provides a detailed picture of mobile phone use by children from the age of eight to 18, following research conducted with more than 3,500 pairs of children and parents in Japan, India, Paraguay and Egypt.
Now in its third year, it builds on the previous two studies conducted in Japan, India, Mexico, Cyprus, China and Korea. The research is sponsored by mobile phone operators in each country, and has covered more than 15,500 pairs of children and their parents.
Children’s use of mobile phones and personal relationships 2010: An international comparison
In 2009, NTT docomo’s Mobile Society Research Institute and the GSMA jointly conducted an international research study examining the ways in which children communicate through mobile phones, and the role that the mobile phone – a personal medium – plays in the formation and development of personal relationships by and between children. This study builds on a previous research conducted by the same organisations in 2008, which considered the driving forces behind the penetration of mobile phones amongst children. The report is based on questionnaire surveys conducted in the summer of 2009 in six countries: Japan, South Korea, China, India, Mexico and Cyprus. Approximately 6,000 pairs of respondents were interviewed, each consisting of a child aged between eight and 18 and his or her parent or guardian.
Children’s use of mobile phones 2008: An international comparison
This report aims to shed light on these questions. It is based on questionnaire surveys conducted in five countries; Japan, Korea, China, India, and Mexico in the summer of 2008. We interviewed approximately 6,000 pairs of respondents, each consisting of a child and his or her parent or guardian. In addition, we also conducted qualitative interview surveys in Japan and Mexico as case studies to give us deeper insight into children’s use of mobile phones.
Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content
The Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to work collectively on obstructing the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or profit from child sexual abuse content.
Third implementation review of the European Framework for Safer Mobile use by younger teenagers and children
As growing numbers of mobile operators offer their customers access to a range of content services, they are faced with the challenge of how to manage content which would have been subject to age restrictions if accessed through different channels. To address the issue directly and to create a framework within which a wide range of content services can be offered to customers, the European mobile industry developed, with the endorsement of the European Commission, the ‘European Framework for Safer Mobile Use by Younger Teenagers and Children’.The framework contains recommendations designed to ensure that younger teenagers and children can safely access content on their mobile phones. These recommendations relate to:
- Classification of commercial content – mobile operators’ own and third party commercial content should be classified in line with existing national standards of decency and appropriateness so as to identify content unsuitable for viewing by younger teenagers and children
- Access control mechanisms – appropriate means for parents for controlling access to this content should be provided
- Education and awareness-raising – mobile operators should work to raise awareness and provide advice to parents on safer use of mobile services, and ensure customers have ready-access to mechanisms for reporting safety concerns
- Fighting illegal content on mobile community products or the Internet – mobile operators should work with law enforcement agencies, national authorities and INHOPE or equivalent bodies to combat illegal content on the Internet.