Yorkshire Children’s Trust are very excited to announce a new partnership with Engine Mobile Ltd to be able to promote their amazing ParentShield Mobile Network. Designed from the ground up to be a different mobile network it is ideally suited for children and vulnerable children to help to give them support, independence and individuality, but by providing an online portal of support for parents and carers to have complete peace of mind that their children can use the service is a safe and responsible manner.

The network that provides dedicated rolling contracts to children to use in their mobile phones that offers free Super-Roaming across three mobile networks, Three, Vodafone and O2 to be able to provide signal in many more places, including rural areas to help provide the very best signal possible. – This is only available for free when ordering through the charity website, as this is normally a chargeable, premium feature.

ParentShield is the UK’s only Mobile Network designed specifically with children in mind, incorporating a wide range of tools – from call recording to keyword alerts – that allow parents to oversee their child’s phone usage without invading their privacy. It can work with any unlocked feature-phone, smartphone or smartwatch and does not require any app or parental controls to be set on the device. Its features are handled remotely, allowing for optimal convenience while kids retain their independence. The SIMs work across the UK and beyond. The Company’s calls and texts only sim has been widely welcomed as an outstanding aid to child safety.

Being a SIM-based network-side service, parents can provide ANY unlocked phone to their child and give them a totally normal mobile phone experience without the stigma of being a locked or crippled ‘parental control’ phone that you wouldn’t want to show your friends in the playground. Prices start from under £10 a month and are suitable for children as well as those with additional needs, illnesses or disabilities.

ParentShield Features

Home Numbers
Two special numbers of your choice. This can be mobile or landline numbers and always free to call and text. So even if the child has used their full allowance they can still call and text Home Numbers.

 Super Roaming
A special feature available free when ordered through YCT. The SIM will lock on and use the strongest signal on Three, O2 or Vodafone to ensure signal in more places and less prone to dead-spots.

 Call & SMS Recording 
Know exactly what conversations are being had and with whom by reviewing the call and text history. Giving peace of mind should the worst happen.

 Spending & Budgeting Tools
Protect over bill shock. The user can never run up huge charges. Budgeting data tools and free Home Numbers to always allow the safety net of being able to call or text.

 Time and Schoolblock Controls
Use the power of ParentShield to set blocks in school hours via a simple toggle switch. Home Numbers and the emergency services will always be available to use.

 Alerts and Monitoring
Every single call and text message that your child sends or receives is checked against your chosen block or allow list with a single click. Should any concerning keywords be identified you will be alerted immediately.

iMessage & Whatsapp
If you prefer your child not use iMessage and Whatsapp you can block the activation texts for the service.

 Data Control
You have the ability to remotely control data access and can specify the child can only use WiFi rather than a data plan.

Ultra Secure Mode
Option to prevent calls and text to and from unknown numbers. Only Home Numbers and those on the Safe List can be called and texted.

To learn more about this unique network and how it can help support your child’s growth and independence whilst allowing you as a parent or carer to be able to keep them safe and secure, please visit our dedicated ParentShield page. Ordering is a breeze! and orders placed by 4pm will be dispatched by Royal Mail the very same day.