Majority of Ontario parents say kids should have cell phones by age 13: survey

After “Mum” or “Dad”, the first words that come out of a child’s mouth these days might be “I want a cell phone”.

So at what age should parents oblige?

A recent survey from The Mobile Shop found that 78 percent of parents in Ontario agree cell phones have safety benefits for school-aged children, and 70 percent think kids should have their phones before they go. age 13.

The poll also found that more than two-thirds of Canadians agree cell phones are beneficial for high school students, while one-third believe cell phones are useful for elementary grades.

Finally, 96 percent of Canadians agree that parents are responsible for teaching their children about smart cell phone habits.

“Cell phones are such a valuable tool for education – for example, some post-secondary students in Ontario can use their student ID on their phone instead of a physical card,” said a spokesperson.

“Back to school is just around the corner, which means Canadians are evaluating how they will stay in touch with family, friends, information and resources throughout the coming school year.

A Oldest SlickText survey in 2019 found that 76% of teachers surveyed responded by saying that cellphones in the classroom were distracting, while a majority of parents studied at the time, 46.4%, said they wanted schools integrate educational apps or smartphones into more lesson plans.

Their results are in line with the findings of The Mobile Shop. The majority of parents surveyed in 2019 said they gave their 11 to 13-year-old a cell phone. Their main reason was security.

government of ontario posted their back to school plan last week with students prepared to attend in-person learning every day for the entire school day (5 days) in elementary and secondary schools.

With the files of the assignment editor 680 NEWS Charlene Close

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