Ellie Rosales of Los Angeles says that most of the 5th graders at her childrens school have cell phones and, from her standpoint, its a matter of practicality. A lot of them walk home with their siblings so its great for communication with parents, she says.
Why should 5th graders have phones?
One very good reason to get your child a phone is that it lets you stay in touch with them at almost all times. A cell phone can also be an important way to keep in touch with your older teen, especially if they are driving. A phone with GPS tracking can help you know where your teen is at all times.
What age is appropriate for a cell phone?
The average age kids get a phone is between 12 and 13. With that in mind, parents are the best judge of whether their children are ready for a cell phone, and the lessons they teach about that readiness can begin at a young age.
Why should 5th graders not have phones?
According to researchers, a smartphone is detrimental to a childs social-economic development as it diverts a childs attention. According to the findings, the use of interactive screen time on such devices could also impair a childs development of the skills needed for math and science.
How many 5th graders have phones?
Across all three grades, 49.6 of students reported owning a cell phone. The older the student, the more likely to report cell phone ownership: 59.8 percent of fifth graders, 50.6 percent of fourth graders, and 39.5 percent of third graders reported owning their own cell phone.
What percentage of 11 year olds have phones?
Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11. And 84 percent of teenagers now have their own phones, immersing themselves in a rich and complex world of experiences that adults sometimes need a lot of decoding to understand.
What percent of 10 year olds have phones?
Nearly half of children aged five to 10 own mobile phones, according to a new report. The findings from Childwise, a research agency specialising in children, reveal that 47 per cent of children in that age group now own mobile phones, a figure that has risen from 38 per cent last year.