First smartphone between 7.5 and 8 years old, what do you say?

Parents are giving in earlier and earlier to put mobile technology in the hands of their children.

According to a survey conducted in Australia by investment site (via Channel News) among 1,000 parents, 35% of children own a smartphone, 13% more than in 2018. The average age at which a child receives their first smartphone is between 7.5 and 8 years old, and this age decreases over time.

Sense of security, really?

"The age at which a child gets their first smartphone depends on personal circumstances," says Angus Kidman of Finder. For example, if they take the bus alone to go to school every day, a mobile can reassure you that it is safe. Or you just want to end the incessant requests because all of their friends already have smartphones. ”