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 When should kids be given smartphones? (4)

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When should kids be given smartphones?

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Around 10. It all depends on their level of maturity and responsibility, but most people that age are fine for an iPhone or something.

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Giving children smartphones at a "ripe" age is a hugely debatable topic, but for the most part it depends on both maturity and trust. It's important for you and your child to discuss the "bad parts" of texting, social media, and the internet as a whole. Sheltering your children will not do them any good in the long run, they'll hide things from you in fear of your judgement. If your family is accepting enough to say "If you're going to drink, just do it around family" your child will have nothing to hide, feels that they can both trust their family, and learns to stay responsible.

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I agree, around the time they are mature enough to have one, but if a kid is to addicted to lets say Instagram or social media on their phone, they should lose that responsibility despite their age.

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They should have one when they actually need one, before they can have a anormal just phone and text one