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TechDen Blog – 5.15.19 (5.14.19)

The average child gets his first smartphone at age 10, but is “everybody has one” a good enough reason to let your child enter the world of unlimited internet access and limited parental oversight with a powerful minicomputer in his back pocket? Social pressure, pleading kids, a need for quick and reliable communication, the simple attraction of easy internet access, or just a desire to stop sharing your own phone may be pushing you toward buying your child his own smartphone. Before you do, weigh the pros, the cons and the need for maturity rather than a hard-and-fast age cutoff.

Read more: When Should I Buy a Cellphone for My Child?

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