Parent’s Biggest Smart Phone Concerns

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When we were at the airport during our looong layover a nice lady beside us saw Amber playing Angry Birds. She told her, “Oh that looks like fun! And look! Your phone matches your shirt!” I was quick to jump in and let her know that no, my 5 year old does not own her own iPhone–Oy!!!

This, however, got me to thinking–and it’s going to be all too soon before Amber will have a smart phone of her own–even if I’m a mean mom and make her wait till she’s far older than most kids these days. Even if I wait until she’s a teenager I know I’m still going to have concerns about how she’s able to use it.

Just like me, other parents have concerns about their kids’ mobile device usage and the team at Zact conducted a survey to find out what’s behind parents concerns. Did you know 73% of U.S. parents are concerned about the lack of parental control of a child’s activities on mobile devices?

Check out See Zact infographic below for other great statistics on kids and mobile usage!

Does your child have a cell phone? Let me know why or why not–and what age you’re planning on letting them get one!

Zact Infographic


  1. Heather Robinson

    I think parents are terrible when kids under 10 have their own phones and things like iPads or Notebooks…kids don’t need those! There are a lot of parental control apps you can download though so that they only have access to certain things and I do think it’s important for kids to have them if they go somewhere, maybe traveling alone or out with friends. Though, most of the time, kids are older than 10 when that happens anyway. I also roll my eyes when people complain about their toddlers breaking their phones or other devices…why are they playing with them unsupervised anyway?

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