April 18, 2014

How young is too young for an Android phone? #androidfeedback

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We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that most of you readers already own at least one Android device.  Be it a smartphone, tablet, or both, we’re willing to bet that you’ve got something in your pocket or on the desk, right now.  Chances are that some of you are reading this on said Android product.  We’re also going to wager that most of you are a teenager or older.

We got to wondering today, just how young is too young to give someone an Android phone?  We took to Twitter and Facebook to see what you thought about smartphones and the wee ones and here’s a collection of some of your thoughts so far.

I don’t think its so much a matter of age as it is a matter of attitude and maturity and taking the time out to spend with them about proper use of it and the various apps. – Darren C.

I personally don’t think children should have cell phones at all until 13 and then ONLY basic phones for emergencies. But that’s just me… – Dakota S.C.

My lil girl is 11 and has my old EVO. She has great grades and is very well behaved. Also, very responsible. – James E.

My son, 4, has my old Droid. He uses it maybe 3-4 hours max a week and has a bunch of educational games on it along with Angry Birds and a few puzzle games. There is no cell service for the phone and I have all but his apps locked down along with wifi so he can only access the content he is supposed to. So basically he uses it like a mini tablet. – Christopher King

I got a phone in 8th grade and that is only because my brother and sister got one for High School. We had to pay for it ourselves, as it should be. It taught me responsibility. – Kyle Alan Stanton

When they can pay for it themselves! – vwauditech

It all comes down to responsible handling and show of care. My 3yr old treats my Nexus with respect and gentleness. – GadgetLifeTN

Now it’s your turn!

We’d love for you to weigh in on the discussion: How young is too young in your eyes?  Is there a clear answer?  Hardly.  However, as some of you move into a new handset this year, will you be giving your old one to your child or kid down the street?

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