The Augusta Chronicle: More kids get mobile devices at young age

For most parents, it’s no longer a matter of if your child will get a cellphone, but when, says Damon Cline with The Augusta Chronicle.

Smartphones not only give parents and children an invaluable link in the event of an emergency, but, because they also double as gaming devices, music players and web browsers, they have become a social must-have in today’s digital world.

Dr. Dale Peeples, an assis­tant professor of pediatric and adolescent psychiatry at Augusta University, said it’s best for parents to introduce phones with strict ground rules that can be later relaxed as the child proves he can use it responsibly.

Find out what other precautions parents should take by reading the full story online.

The Augusta Chronicle: More kids get mobile devices at young age
Oct. 8, 2016
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