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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shock Study: Quarter Of Children 6 And Under Own A Smartphone

How young is too young when it comes to owning a smartphone? Believe it or not, according to a new study, a quarter of children six and under actually own a mobile device.

Researchers with musicMagpie, a company that helps people de-clutter by selling their unwanted electronics online, conducted the study after they noted a 300% increase year-over-year in customers who were buying first-time phones for their children. A third of parents made the purchase simply because their kids asked, while one in five bought it to keep the little ones entertained.

Though the study didn’t indicate how many parents were surveyed, the results showed that most agreed 11 was the “ideal” age for children to receive their first smartphone. Nonetheless, the stunning findings showed 25% of parents purchased devices for children six and under. What’s worse, nearly half of those kids spent as much as 21 hours per week on the devices.



Anonymous said...

Why not? Most parent these days are total cowards who want to be "besties" with their kids. But they hate their kids.

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Anonymous said...

Yup, and since it is a "Smart" phone they can't even use it to make a call or Google how to open up a package of Tide Pods for lunch.

Anonymous said...

I see it all the time in Walmart, and mom pays for food with her SNAP card.