Halifax’s leading children’s charity offers special mobile service for young people
The service, called ParentShield, is the only mobile phone network built to help promote and strengthen the independence of children and vulnerable people, while keeping parents and guardians safe and in control.
The charity’s founder, Simon Widdop, said: ‘The service doesn’t need any special software or mobile phone locking and will work with any unlocked phone or smartphone.
“A smart online portal gives parents and carers full control with a range of features that can adapt and change as your child grows or as user needs change.”
“As a charity we prioritize the safety and protection of children and recognize that the average age of a child receiving a mobile phone is falling, the ParentShield service gives parents the peace of mind that a mobile phone can be used more safely”.
Starting at less than £10 per month, the service offers a range of advanced features such as call and text recording, one-stop data management, iMessage and WhatsApp, time-controlled special actions as well as unique roaming on three of the UK mobile networks, Vodafone, O2 and 3 to help prevent signal dropouts.
For young children with their first mobile phone, or vulnerable people, the service also has the option of an ultra-secure mode so that only numbers from a ‘whitelist’ can be texted or called and can text them and call them.
For their protection and security, each plan also includes two “home numbers” which can be landline or mobile and can still be called and sent, even when their allowances have all been exhausted.
Graham Tyers said: “ParentShield is delighted to be able to work with Yorkshire Children’s Trust. Our SIM card is designed with child protection in mind and it’s great to support the great work the charity is doing.