Back to school: How young is too young for a cellphone? – Canada – CBC News

A 2015 study by MediaSmarts, a Canadian not-for-profit focused on digital literacy, says over a quarter of students in Grade 4 own cellphones, and that skyrockets to 85 per cent by Grade 11. Some children as young as eight own phones.

And many will take their phones to class.

Millions of Canadian kids are heading back to school — some earlier than others — raising the questions of what age is too young to have a phone and how owning one helps or harms kids.

via Back to school: How young is too young for a cellphone? – Canada – CBC News

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