Consumer electronics portal Retrevo conducts lots of surveys in hopes of charting out its marketplace. The most recent asked parents to list the age range within which they felt it was appropriate for a child to have his or her first cellphone, TV, or computer.
I wish they had split up the 9-12 bracket to separate age nine from age 12. Retrevo reports that 28 percent of parents said 9-12 years old is OK for a first cellphone. But were those respondents thinking nine, or twelve? It’s a big difference – third grade versus sixth.
As Retrevo’s chart below shows, parents who actually have a child age 9 to 12 were more likely to approve of giving them a cellphone. Maybe that’s because they already did.
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more