Should I buy parental controls from my wireless carrier?

There are pros and cons to purchasing parental controls from your wireless carrier. These services let you do everything from filtering inappropriate content and blocking phone purchases to locating your kid on a map. The main "con" is cost. Some of these features can be expensive, and you may be able to find cheaper alternatives through the phone's built-in settings or through third-party apps. But on the "pro" side is necessity. Although we like to think our kids will be completely responsible, some will resist your rules. If your kid is risking safety, privacy, and money, it might be worth looking into these services.

Do you have parental controls through your carrier?

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Teen, 13 years old written by JeffJr

No, just be straight up and check their phone every so often. That's what my parents do for me and think it's good because I feel more spied on with a carrier.