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Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers.

To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that:

  • Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers;
  • Limit use of voice minutes, text messages and data; and
  • Limit purchases of music, video, premium texts, apps and in-app purchases.

For more information on parental controls tools and resources for parents to monitor and manage their child’s wireless use, visit


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