How old should a child be To have a cellular phone?
June 18, 2017 3:00am CST
Yesterday when I was watching my niece to play with her mobile phone I asked myself "is it too early for her to focus with this gadget?" She's only 7 years old. She plays hours per day focusing only on cellphone. What donyou think is the best age before giving a child a mobile phone?
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20 Jun 17
7 years of age is too young to be exposed to these kinds of technology. i would prefer that she plays with her relatives or friends or give her a sheet of paper and crayons- a toddler should be playing group plays already and no longer solitary games.
18 Jun 17
None of my partners kids or my nephews had phones until they were 11 or 12 and going to secondary school! One of my nieces has a phone at 8 years old but it's a basic phone she can use in an emergency. I reckon it depends on the kid and what they do and where they go. I hate seeing kids engrossed in phones or Ipads for hours on end!
• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jun 17
Well I don't think the age is the issue, I think it's the time that children are allowed to spend on it. My oldest daughter is almost 12 and she has a phone, but she's only allowed on it for an hour per day-after her chores and school work are finished and after she plays outside for a good amount of time. Most things are okay, in moderation.