The lovely guys at MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk recently carrried out some new research which shockingly revealed that the average age at which children receive their first mobile phone has dropped six years in the past decade, from 13.2 to 7.5 years.
Whilst many may believed this is far too young to be owning a mobile phone, Adam Cable of MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk said the following-
"I have seen four year olds who can work their parentâ€™s iPhone or iPad perfectly well. The protection of children is a obviously a key factor in their usage of mobile phones, but as long as the proper precautions are taken to ensure maximum safety of children using handsets, then they absolutely have their benefits."
The research intrigued many tech and telecoms website, as well as the national papers, as seen from just a few examples of the coverage below!
MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk on The Mail Online.
MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk in The Daily Telegraph
MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk on Yahoo News online
MobilePhoneChecker.co.uk on Talk Talk online