Verizon Wireless and Parenting.com recently conducted a survey, asking parents at what age they’d buy their child a cellphone. Nearly 40 per cent of those surveyed said they would give their child a phone between the ages of 13 and 15, while 32 per cent said between the ages of 10-12. Interestingly only 7.5 per cent said they would never buy their child a cellphone.
Cellphones are fast becoming a “must-have” fashion item for children and teenagers. And yet scientists and health experts are increasingly warning parents of the potential dangers that such technology poses to young people.
Many countries around the world, including the UK, Germany, France and Scandinavia, have already taken steps to reduce cellphone use among young children. In the UK the charity MobileWise is helping young people use cellphones and mobiles more safely. Check out the short film above to find out more.