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“The decision has less to do with age and more to do with laying the groundwork for responsible use”

BY:Jill Anderson POSTED:February 24, 2018

“Deciding when to get your child a smartphone has less to do with age and more to do with action on both the parent and child’s part, according to experts.

Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect, says the real question is not about the “right” age or about the phone itself, but about whether your child is developmentally ready to have “full access to the adult world,” and whether you’ve laid the groundwork to prepare them for healthy and responsible device use.”

To read more go to: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/18/02/when-give-your-child-smartphone