At what age should children have their own smartphones?

I think that a mobile phone can be practical since it allows kids to call their parents, but at a young age it could be better to have a more basic phone without internet. This would prevent them from spending all their time on their phones playing games, which could have a negative effect on them. Especially at a young age I think it would be very bad for them to spend all their time on the phone instead of doing sports, schoolwork or meeting up with their friends. A big problem is the fact that there are always young kids with smartphones and this will make other kids also want phones in order to fit in. However, a phone is not necessary in order to fit in and I think it is important for kids to learn not to care too much about what others think. So I think the appropriate age is around 12 years depending on the kid.

2 thoughts on “At what age should children have their own smartphones?”

  1. I think at 13, cuz’ at that age your son or daughter is a teenager and i think as a teenager you should have a smartphone!
    every child wants to have a smartphone and i think they also should have one because its important to be able to contact them when they are in trouble or even if they need to search for smth…they have a right to have a smartphone

  2. Dear Lukas,
    I have the same opinion on this topic and I think that you’re blog is well written and you did a good job in summarizing all of the problems in an understandable text.
    I really liked your blog entry!

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