Using your mobile phone is another really fun way of chatting with your friends and family.
You can use it to talk to people, you can send text messages and you can also send picture and video messages. You can choose different ringing tones and message tones, so your phone can be personal to you. Most phones that people have now also have a camera built in, so you can take pictures anytime you like, and either store them on your phone, or send them to friends.
Texting is a great way of staying in touch with friends and family, but sometimes people send nasty messages which can be mean and upsetting.
They can be from people you know, and also from people you don’t know.
Sometimes people send junk text messages that are like adverts to people’s mobile numbers, and these are called Spam messages. Chloe has two messages on her mobile phone from people she doesn’t know so she deletes these messages and tells an adult. You should do this too if you receive a text message from someone you don’t know.
If you give people your mobile number, even people you have met using the internet, remember you do not really know who they are. Never arrange to meet up with them as they are strangers.
You can change your ringing tone on your phone, as well as the message tone. There are a number of ways you can do this –
This is something that you have to be careful about when you choose your ringing tone. You also need to be careful if you download a tone, as sometimes people disguise a virus as a ring tone. Sometimes companies will keep sending tones to you, even if you don’t want them. They will still charge you for every tone you get, and this is how they make money. If this happens, you should speak to your provider (like Orange or T-