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Mobile phones

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Children and mobile phones

Dr Joe discusses important considerations for parents of children and teenagers who want to, or who already use mobile telephones.

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Responsible mobile phone use: kids & teens | Raising Children Network

Responsible mobile phone use for children and teenagers is about managing costs, sticking to family rules, keeping the phone safe and being respectful.

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Mobile phone plans & types: kids & teens | Raising Children Network

Is your child ready for a mobile phone? It’s a good idea to think about how mature your child is. This can also help you decide on phone plans and types.

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Mobile phones | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

The following information is aimed to help people who are blind or have low vision find a suitable mobile phone, including ‘smart’ phones. We encourage you to shop around and try before you buy. Most dealers have demonstration phones to try out in the shop. Make sure you have an opportunity to try out the various phones to find the one that is easiest for you to use.

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Mobile phone base stations and health | ARPANSA

Based on current research there are no established health effects that can be attributed to the low RF EME exposure from mobile phone base station antennas.

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How to reduce exposure from mobile phones and other wireless devices | ARPANSA

There is no established scientific evidence that the use of mobile phones causes any health effects. However the possibility of a small risk cannot be ruled out. There are things one can do to substantially reduce exposure.

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Sources that emit radio waves frequently asked questions | ARPANSA

A series of questions and answers about exposure from telecommunication sources including mobile phones and their base stations, wi-fi devices, TV and radio antenna, smar

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Phones and tablets | eSafety Commissioner

How to protect the personal information you store on your devices and in the apps you use.

Read more on Office of the eSafety Commissioner website

Emergency help - BluePages

If you are feeling suicidal, call one of the numbers listed on this page and tell the person answering your call that you are thinking about suicide.

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About myGov - Services Australia

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