A Quarter of Toddlers Have a Better Phone Than You

By Gary Cutlack on at

Old people: prepare to shake your heads so much so that you do your neck in for a week, as new research into the popularity of phones among children has been released; revealing that around 25 per cent of children under the age of six have their own smartphone.

It probably used to be dad's, then was mum's for a year after dad upgraded, then became the child's when dad upgraded again and the phone possession conveyor shuffled devices one layer down the pyramid of gadgets again, but still. The headline news is that quite a lot of children under the age of six have their own smartphones and are therefore either doomed to become screen-addicted zombies or, worse still, app developers.

Half of these phone-having kids spend more than 20 hours a week on their devices too, as they slowly learn that getting likes is more satisfying than the clowns on CBBC. [The Times]