At what age should my child get a smartphone?

What age is right for a phone?

In this article, Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, suggests that this is not the question we should be asking ourselves. Instead, she suggests we ask, “What independence milestones has my child achieved?” And “What role will a phone play in my child’s (and my) life?”

Read the full article for suggestions from Dr. Heitner to help you evaluate your child’s readiness for a smartphone.

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