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When should parents give their child a phone?

Experts say there are no hard and fast rules on when a child should be given a smartphone and that it depends on the child's maturity

Many children have their own mobile phones these days. But how young is too young for a child to join the ranks of screen-swipers and app-users?

Experts say there are no hard and fast rules, though parents should set boundaries and monitor usage.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'When to give your child a phone'. Print Edition | Subscribe