25 % of the children aged 6 and under already have their own smartphone and nearly 50 % of these spend up to 21 hours per week or 3 hours a day on their devices.
In fact, the right age to give kids their first smartphone depends on your kid’s maturity level, ability to follow home and schools’ rules, their sense of responsibility, and your own family’s needs. Getting your kid their first smartphone is a very individual decision, but lots of kids start asking for smartphones (and receiving them) as early as elementary school.
When you give your children smartphones, you’re giving them powerful communication and media-production tools. They can create text, images, and videos that can be widely distributed and uploaded to websites instantly. Parents need to consider whether their kids are ready to use their phones responsibly and respectfully.
Indeed 35% of the kids between 8 – 11 years have their own smartphone and 83% of the kids between 12 – 15 years have their own smartphone.
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Source: Ofcom Report 2019