Thursday, March 11, 2010

How Young Is Too Young?

























In today's generation, technology has become the one commonplace for people of all ages. But when it comes to children there has to be some kind of boundaries right? In a recent survey (which included parents and non parents) people were asked what ages they thought were appropriate for children to have a cell phone, a computer, and a tv in their bedroom.

Check out the results of the survey after the jump.


A Child's First Cell Phone
- 5% of people think kids under 9 should have their own cell phones
- 28% of people think kids should have their own cell phone between the ages of 9 & 12
- 61% of people think kids should be between age 13 & 18 for a phone
- 6% of people thing kids should wait until they're 18 to get a cell phone
A Child's First Computer
- 31% of people think that kids should have their first computer by the age of 9
- 35% of people think that kids should have their first computer between the ages of 9 & 12
- 30% of people think that kids should have their first computer between the ages of 13 & 18
- 4% of people think parents should wait until the kids are over 18
A Child's First TV
- 27% of people think kids should have their own TV by the age of 9
- 20% of people think kids should have their own TV between the ages of 9 & 12
- 30% of people think kids should have their own TV between the ages of 13 & 18
- 23% of people think kids should be over 18 before having their own TV
As someone who grew up with a tv in his room, I'd have to disagree with the majority who think you should be 13 before you have one of your own. However, I think the cell phone age of 13-18 is appropriate. What do you think about these results?

-Ant
ant@theantandmikeshow.com

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