What do parents worry most? 41% worry that their child who might fall in with a bad crowd, 38% worry by reports of knife crime, one in ten parents worry about drugs, and less than 3% worry about their children having sex, according to the research by PleaseCallMe.
On the basis of SOURCEWIRE, parents trust their children’s own judgement when they’re out and about, so long as they regularly check in. But what is actually worries them is not hearing from their children when they’re away from home. Survey results give opportunities to conclude that 8 out of 10 parents say that knowing their child can keep in touch with them on their mobile phone gives them peace of mind.
Over half of mums and dads receive as an answer to not informed parents that the only reason he/she could not contact them was that they ran out of credit. Consequently parents wish to have opportunities for their children to avoid this problem.
Phoebus Van Deventer, managing director for PleaseCallMe, commented: “As a parent myself, I know how worrying it can be when your kids are out with their friends. I always feel much better knowing they can get in touch if they need anything but there is always the chance that they might run out of credit. That’s why we created the PleaseCallMe service.”
The service offers a message that says ‘pleasecallme’ or a personalised text message to be sent by a child. For the service pay parents.