1. 3rd or 4th grade when they can read. it should be a walled garden, but mobile are like cars. we don’t keep kids out of transportation because of their age, we just maximize for safety.
1. Possibly a GrapheneOS or EthOS. Not a Solana phone plz.
3 First at all children should learn how to understand what is real and what is not.
3. It just seems like it fundamentally changes our perspectives on physical reality. But by the time I actually have kids that age, who knows what the tech will be.
3 Then be an active parent and teach them how to responsibly use by gradually reducing limitations over time.
5 if it's a flipphone (or ipod nano-style), 1
4. For safety and only allow access to features that allow for communication & learning apps versus distraction. Flip phones most preferred for first phone!
3 It completely depends on the kid and the phone's capabilities. Overall I'd say 3 but move up or down depending on the kid and type of phone.
2. A cell phone with limited functionality.
3. When kids no longer need to hold their parents' hands to get to school, it's time to start using a cell phone for communication with parents and friends.
When they need it real world. Just get them a Humane AI pin. I wouldn’t use it yet but badass for kiddos. My daughter had one at 9.
2 - best indicator is if all of their friends have one - you don’t want your kid to be the carrot kid 🥕
3 the earliest based on my upbringing, but hard to judge what’s best for the next generation
4. I could maybe see a dumb phone at 2. but no smart phone before they’re ready for unsupervised access to the internet.
5 for a smartphone 3 for a non smart cell phone
After reading Plato's Republic 3x.
5. If it is a smart phone, I would say 3 if it is smart watch or non-smart phones.
3 it's too dopamine warping for developing brain imo
3 I interpret the question to be about kids having their own cell phone attached to a phone plan, etc. My kids do have phones, but they are only used for photos and Pokemon GO and they are old phones we had laying around.
5. Age 16+ they need to know how to relate with people on a deeper level before having a phone of their own
1 Once they start going out on their own. There aren't any pay phones anymore. Few have landlines. It's weird to use your friend's parent's mobile phone.
1 Daughter (now 12) got her iPod at 2, first tablet at 8. Phone at 10 (no sim). Gradually extending limits, screen time and apps installed. A year ago got a SIM too. Very healthy relationship with the device.
5. AI wearable until they turn 18
26, after the brain finishes developing.
As my Dad would say, when they get a job and can buy one with their own Bitcoin.
4. what's the purpose of having one if you cannot register to any online service if your are < 13yo?
4 It really depends on peer and social needs though. Phones are a social connector for kids.
2 I got my first flip phone in 5th grade, but its different now with smartphones. Way more perils and things to do with phones now. Slow introduction and just letting them understand the power they are getting.
They could get a simple cell call phone earlier, smartphone later
5 Full smartphone access. Need stepping stones. Kids need to learn to live in the 90s before they should live in the techno-present