Want to give your child their first smartphone? Don’t consider their age – think about if they are truly ready for one before you do. Photo: Shutterstock

A smartphone for your child? Make sure they won’t bow to peer pressure before you give them that iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or whatever

  • If you want to know whether your child is ready for a smartphone, look for independence milestones to assess if they can handle having one
  • Good judgment, the ability to focus, and being socially responsible are all good indicators they’re ready. It’s not a question of their age
Topic |   Smartphones
Want to give your child their first smartphone? Don’t consider their age – think about if they are truly ready for one before you do. Photo: Shutterstock
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