There are many initiatives designed to help young people stay safe, both when using the Internet, and their mobile phone:-
Manx Telecom has created two documents aimed at helping young people protect themselves and their online presence. 'Stay safe online’ is aimed at children up to 14 years of age and 'A teenager’s guide to staying safe online’ aimed at older teenagers.
We also have advice on how to deal with abusive calls or text messages in our Mobile Safety leaflet.
CEOP (formerly Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) provides internet safety help and advice for both adults and children in addition to a helpline for reporting anything inappropriate. Follow this link: CEOP
Manx Telecom is a committed member of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK Internet hotline for the public to report inadvertent exposure to online child sexual abuse and criminally obscene adult content.
You can report criminal content to the Internet Watch Foundation using their secure, confidential, and anonymous reporting system by following this link.
At Manx Telecom, we understand that people are concerned about possible health risks from the use of mobile phones, and from living near wireless network antennas. It’s a subject we take very seriously and accept our responsibility to provide clear answers, based on reputable scientific research. Over the years, there have been many scientific studies examining whether there are adverse effects on health caused by mobile phone masts or mobile phones due to exposure to radio frequencies. None of these studies has produced conclusive proof of any adverse effects on health when wireless networks and devices are designed and operated in accordance with established guidelines. Manx Telecom, along with all other major mobile operators, designs and constructs sites to ensure that radio signal emissions from base stations are in full compliance with requirements set down by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The ICNIRP is an independent scientific organisation set up in 1992 and has produced guidelines for the telecoms industry. The World Heath Organization (WHO) takes the view that exposure to radio frequency fields from masts and base stations – as long as they are operated within guidelines already accepted by the telecommunications industry – have no adverse effects on health. The World Health Organization made the following conclusion on the issue of electromagnetic fields and public health . . .
“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radio frequency signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”