The cost of our text service in Youthline continues to grow. Based on this we of course would value the cost of text going down. However there is a downside to the lowing of costs. As we enter a time where there is a throw away nature to the purchase of sim cards we create an ability for unanimous traffic.
Bullying has always been an awful part of young people’s lives and this behaviour spills over into the digital community. Youthline has some concern about the throw away nature of sims cards as they create an unanimous doorway for perpetrators to hide and unleash their attacks on young people.
In additions help lines have always been subjected to a small number of abusive callers who ring up to masturbate whilst talking with young women and abusive texters. We have no hesitation in referring these men to the police. It is now getting harder to trace callers or texters. Regulators need to be aware of these issues building solutions as we move forward.