Actually, James told BBC in an interview that he had given his daughter her first smartphone after 11 years. Why we are mentioning this statement today, we will tell you the reason for it in the article below. James Kitto said in an interview that he had given his daughter her first smartphone after she was 11 years old. He gave this statement in the interview when it was being discussed that today everyone uses a smartphone, irrespective of their age. Be it children, old or young. James had said this while reacting to this.
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Children in India at an early age learn to use mobile phones faster than in other countries. According to a research by McAfee, young children in India use smartphones a lot due to which they are more prone to online risks. It was also told in this report that children in the age group of 10 to 14 years in India use mobile phones more than in other countries and also learn to use it quickly.
It has also been mentioned in the report that this is so in India because here parents consider it normal for children to use mobile phones and do not scold them for it. Electronics and IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar told the Lok Sabha in March last year that about 24% of children use mobile phones for several hours before sleeping at night. Along with this, he also told in the Lok Sabha that there are about 37% children who lose their concentration power due to the use of mobile phones at a young age.
It was also told in the McAfee report that young children in India use mobile phones more, due to which they are more vulnerable to online risk. It was told in the report that children get trapped in many types of wrong activities like cyber bullying, data privacy, information leak etc. India has 5% more cases of cyberbullying among young children than other countries.
Parents should keep this in mind
Overall, this report tells us that children should not use mobile phones from an early age because this age is for them to play, learn and understand new things. If they will spend hours continuously in mobile phone then it will affect their mental health which is not good for their future.
Parents also have to understand that children should not be given mobile phones at an early age because they get trapped in the wrong kind of trap. If technology or mobile phones are used properly, they can make life easier and better. On the other hand, if they are used carelessly then many serious problems can occur.
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