A public consultation wing has been sorted out by the European Commission on the potential risks for children using mobile phones.
Though mobile communication is a great opportunity for the development of Europe's economies and societies protection of minors needs to be guaranteed who are running at unknown risk factors. The consultation launched today is part of a process which started in June 2005, when a plenary session of the Safer Internet Forum attracted 200 representatives from the industry and child welfare organisations. Inputs are invited from any stakeholder, including child safety, parent and consumer organisations, mobile network operators, content providers, handset and network manufacturers, and regulators. The consultation will run until 16 October 2006.