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Children are getting their first smartphones at an incredibly young age

Children are getting their first smartphones at an incredibly young age

http://www.businessinsider.com/children-are-getting-their-first-smartphones-at-an-incredibly-young-age-2016-5

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“Children are getting their first smartphones, on average, at just over 10 years of age in the U.S., according to a new study from Influence Central.

This young age not only demonstrates just how much mobile technology permeates our lives, but it affects the way American children access the Internet and interact with social media. According ot the study, approximately 65% of children access the Internet via a laptop or mobile device, up from 42% in 2012.

Furthermore, car rides have become a popular location for tablet use, as 55% of kids prefer tablets in a car, up from 26% in 2012. Meanwhile, 45% prefer using smartphones, up from 39% in 2012.

Amazingly, more than one-third of children have a social media account before they reach 12 years old, and 11% have one before age 10.

The study revealed how early in life children become acquainted with mobile devices and how these devices are often their first experience with the Internet. And children are using their mobile devices for numerous purposes, including games and productivity apps, according to Influence Central CEO Stacy DeBroff.”

 

The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

Stephen

Posted on: May 24, 2016, 6:02 am Category: Uncategorized

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