Smartphones Exposing One in Every Five UK Kids to Pornography, Violence: Survey

Smartphones are proving hazardous as they are exposing the younger generation to pornography and violence, claimed a new survey. According to this survey, one in five children in Scotland has accessed inappropriate material on their smart phones.

The survey conducted by YouGov, for Carphone Warehouse, further reported that 25% of children in Scotland have fallen victims of bullying on their smartphones and out of them, 22% shared it with their parents. When children were asked about their habit of accessing inappropriate websites, they said that it was not intentional but accidental.

YouGov also pointed out that a huge chunk of population (approximately amounting to 2.8 million) of youngsters in the group of 8 to 15 years possess smartphones in UK.

Andrew Harrison, CEO of Carphone Warehouse, said, "With the increase in smartphones, online content and apps, children are increasingly wanting the newest smartphones and now it is common place to see them in classrooms," as reported by the Deadline.

"We want to help UK parents feel confident to know how to help keep their child safe whilst using the latest mobile phones."

The study also concluded that there were very few parental and security checks placed on mobiles, than on personal computers. The Carphone Warehouse found a remedial approach to this situation, by developing a free advice booklet to properly educate parents on the security methods which they can utilise to check their young ones from accessing inappropriate content from their smartphones.