July 14, 2023 Posted by Kiko Anderson Read more from Kiko Anderson
With the frequent advancements in technology and the increase in social media's influence, the appropriate age for a child to own a phone is a topic of hot debate. According to Common Sense Media, "42% of kids have a phone by age 10. By age 12, it’s 71%. By 14, it’s 91%". Allowing kids to have cell phones at a young age comes with many pros and cons, but ultimately, the decision is up to the parents. In this blog post, we'll explore the question of what's the appropriate age to give kids a phone, consider the advantages, disadvantages, and how to ensure your child uses the phone safely.