Expert recommendations for a child's first phone, from basic to smart [telecom]

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Expert recommendations for a child's first phone, from basic to smart

Consider what kind of features your child needs, the operating system
and the price.

By Lindsey M. Roberts

The experts agree: Age shouldn't be the deciding factor in when a
child receives a cellphone. Instead, parents should weigh a child's
level of maturity and need for a phone.

"You know your child better than anyone else," says Michael Rich, an
associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a
pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital. "All 13-year-olds are not
the same. There's some who can handle social media and there's some
23-year-olds who can't. It's really a matter of parenting your kids in
the digital space just as we parent them in the physical space."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/expert-recommendations-for-a-childs-first-phone-from-basic-to-smart/2019/08/21/80949820-a808-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html

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