How old should my child be to get a phone?
Age isn’t as important as your kid’s maturity level, ability to follow rules at home and school, and sense of responsibility as well as your own family’s needs. Getting your kid their first phone is a very personal and individual decision, but lots of kids start asking for (and receiving) them as early as elementary school.
Should you buy a specialized phone for your kids?
Unless you have a very young child, it’s probably unnecessary to get a specialty phone designed for kids, which is good because most of these options require a traditional plan, are overpriced, or will be something your kids grow out of fast.
Is Your Child Ready for a smartphone?
“There is such a high incidence of mental and physical health issues among youth that is associated with technology overuse,” he says. He notes that most “official” recommendations are that a child is ready for supervised use of a smartphone by age 13.