Getting your first phone is a milestone for many children, but with 87% of parents worried about what their children are viewing online* , smartphone safety is a huge concern.
To encourage conversations about smartphone safety with children, 2degrees has teamed-up with UK Grime Icon, Scrufizzer, and Netsafe, to create the First Phones Programme.
The initiative includes an information hub and ten safety tips featured on a limited run of free, brightly coloured boxes for parents to put a new or hand-me-down smartphone into.
It also includes a templated agreement to help parents and kids agree the ground rules to phone behaviour, informational articles and numbers to call if someone you know is having a hard time online.
Check out the 2degrees information hub for parents, carers and children online at www.goodtings.nz
*2degrees One Picture survey of more 500 parents with children and teens aged 8-16