Parental rules for children using mobile devices in the UK 2014, by device

What rules do your parents set for you for when you're using a smartphone or tablet?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 2, 2014
Parental rules for children using mobile devices in the UK 2014, by device This statistic displays the most commonly set parental rules for using smartphones and tablets in the United Kingdom in 2014 according to children aged eight to sixteen. The most common rule for tablet usage was that children should never "arrange to meet someone that I have only met online."
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What rules do your parents set for you for when you're using a smartphone or tablet?

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TabletSmartphone
Never arrange to meet someone that I have only met online84%85%
Not allowed to talk to strangers83%84%
Not allowed to share personal information83%81%
Tell my parents if something worries me82%82%
Not allowed to spend any money80%75%
Be respectful to others online65%69%
Only allowed on for a certain amount of time61%50%
Only allowed to use certain apps56%52%
Ask my parent's permission first50%37%
Not allowed to download apps26%21%
Not allowed to use it on my own13%11%
Other4%4%
TabletSmartphone
Never arrange to meet someone that I have only met online84%85%
Not allowed to talk to strangers83%84%
Not allowed to share personal information83%81%
Tell my parents if something worries me82%82%
Not allowed to spend any money80%75%
Be respectful to others online65%69%
Only allowed on for a certain amount of time61%50%
Only allowed to use certain apps56%52%
Ask my parent's permission first50%37%
Not allowed to download apps26%21%
Not allowed to use it on my own13%11%
Other4%4%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 2, 2014
This statistic displays the most commonly set parental rules for using smartphones and tablets in the United Kingdom in 2014 according to children aged eight to sixteen. The most common rule for tablet usage was that children should never "arrange to meet someone that I have only met online."
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