Childnet International has claimed that the increasing ease with which children can access the internet via mobile devices is "an additional challenge" parents have to face up to, wireless communication device manufacturers may be interested to learn.
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International, observed that the mobility of devices does offer some challenges.
"It really emphasises the importance of education and awareness. We need to be able to equip children and young people to make good decisions wherever and whenever they go online," he expanded.
Research from Juniper Research claimed recently that global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum by 2016, with growth mainly driven by economy smartphones.
In other industry news, Nokia confirmed recently that it slipped into the red over the second quarter of 2011.
The Finnish group, which has been superseded by Apple as the world's biggest smartphone producer by volume in the three months to June, slumped to a €368 million (£324 million) net loss.
Posted by Andre Dixon