Saturday August 12, 2017
How young is too young for a cellphone?
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It's the question virtually all parents get at one point or another: "Mom, Dad, can I get a cellphone?"
And while Canadian children start using mobile phones at a younger and younger age, there is no correct answer as to what age is the right age — or if they even need one at all.
That's the dilemma Isabelle is currently facing with her 13-year-old son. She worries he's too young for a cellphone and it will distract him from school work and other activities.
Martine, on the other hand, argues cellphones have become just another part of everyday life for most teenagers and that moderation is a lesson parents can pass on.