Concerns About Mobile Phones for Kids [Sponsored by Zact]

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What Do YOU Think About Mobile Phones for Kids?

Parents Concerns About Mobile Phones for Kids at B-Inspired Mama

I have to confess that I have totally handed my smartphone over to my 18 month old at a hectic doctor’s visit before.  The colorful kids app I had quickly installed fascinated him.  And it worked!  He was calm and quiet for just a couple more minutes until the doctor came in.  Isn’t it crazy how kids are so tuned into mobile technology so young?!  I don’t mind letting my kids use my phone occasionally in situations like that one.  But I must admit that I cringe when I see a young kid with their own cell phone.  I’m just not sure how I feel about my kids being so connected so young.  And apparently, I’m not alone.  The team at Zact conducted a survey to find out more about parents’ thoughts on mobile phones for kids. Over seventy percent of U.S. parents are concerned about the lack of parental control of a child’s activities on mobile devices.  Check out the Zact infographic below for other statistics on mobile phones for kids…

A Family Survey on Mobile Phones for Kids

Zact Infographic about Mobile Phones for Kids at B-Inspired Mama

What are your thoughts on kids having mobile phones?  Have you had to address this with your kids yet?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

 

 

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About Krissy Bonning-Gould

Krissy Bonning-Gould is a former art teacher turned full-time mama of 3 who authors B-Inspired Mama to share inspiration for simple kids crafts, family recipes, learning fun, and creative parenting.

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