Children and smartphones: What’s the right age?

Posted: September 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

One of the biggest and most divisive debates among parents of young children and preteens deals with the age at which children should be allowed to have their own smartphone.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge‘s insight:

The Internet is a  powerful tool.  Like a hammer, it can be used well or badly. No child of any age (or adult!) should use a smartphone or the Internet without understanding the potential issues inherent in the technology–such as privacy, permanence, searchability and what constitutes good netiquette.  We all need to learn the new rules of the road.

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