How would you want to:
- Schedule when your child can use her cellphone
- Block contacts or callers
- Read text messages – even deleted ones
- Put a cap on monthly mobile expenses
- Disallow picture and video messages
- Have access to these features through your computer or mobile phone
Why would you want to do this?
- To prevent your child from using her phone while in class or late at night
- To prevent unwanted calls
- To prevent bullies for texting your child
- To control monthly cellphone expenses
- To prevent inappropriate pictures and videos from being accessed
- Ease and convenience
If this is something you want, and you’re based in the UK, Bemilo is for you.
What is it? It’s a sim card that you pay for monthly which gives you full control over your child’s mobile use.
Not from the UK? Don’t go…
I know most of you are located outside the UK, but it doesn’t mean this service won’t impact you. Who knows? Perhaps in a year or two it will be available in other countries.
An important question is… do you think this service okay to use?
Sure it’s great to set a cap on mobile use and spending, as well as preventing access to inappropriate websites. The ability to block any contact is great too especially if you’re in a situation wherein you want to control who your child communicates with, for safety concerns.
What I can’t get over, though, is being able to access text messages.
While The Verge says here that the service is focused on preventing sexting and bullying, it feels like it’s a complete invasion of privacy. The question that keeps popping in my head is: Is this the new way of reading your child’s diary?
Question: Would you use this if it became available in your country?
Don’t keep the answer to yourself; please hit the comment button.