Recent studies show that American children are being exposed to technology at an increasingly young age.
The study by market research company, NPD, showed the average age kids start using electronics has declined from 8.1 years in 2005 to 6.7 years now.
But many critics argue this is actually a conservative estimate and that many children are actually becoming acquainted with electronics as early as the age of 5.
As a result of this familiarity with technology they are more likely to feel comfortable using it according to industry analyst, Anita Frazier.
“Kids are drawn to the latest and greatest digital devices just as their parents are,” she said. “They appear to have no fear of technology and adopt it easily and without fanfare, making these devices a part of their everyday lives.”
Indeed, an estimated 57% of children between the ages of 9 and 12 own a cell phone.
For many young people a phone is not just something they will use to text or call people from.
According to leading social researcher, Larry Rosen, phones have become an integral part of many young people’s lives.
“A phone is something that must be able to be tailored to their own needs and wishes and desires,” he said.
This includes emergencies. Over half the children surveyed said they expect their phone to be able to help them in an emergency.
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