At what age does a child get ready for a smart phone?

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I believe its totally each parent's prerogative when to give the child a Smartphone. In my opinion and experience, the child can be given a Smartphone around 11-12 years of age with few strict instructions. I gave my son his Smartphone when he was 11 years old. I had strictly told him that I will have the access to his phone, that he will behave responsibly in using his phone. Parents can install softwares so that the child doesn't view inappropriate content.

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Once you feeling they are mature enough and they understand the dangers that could arise and how to avoid such situations. I would like to be assured by my child that they would approach me if things went wrong or they needed support that way I know they trust me enough to keep me involved with things that are going on in their lives. I would want them to know that having a phone is ok but breaking boundaries and misusing is not ok!

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i don't think a child is ready for a smartphone, but then, it depends on the parents and what their views are. i would not give a smartphone to my children before the teen years, and even then, only when i am absolutely sure they are aware of the security issues that can arise (such as inappropriate chatting) and can handle it responsibly.

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I think 3-4 years old. She/He can call for their parents in urgent case

I think it's the kids who choose when they want to use :-))

2y ago

I disagree, but everyone is different so I don't judge.

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