Smartphone usage is prevalent not only with adults, but with children as well. Parents have realized that they can use a 4G phone with a fast and reliable network to entertain the kids while they’re busy at the grocery store or to download educational apps to help children master science, language, and more.
Even toddlers have learned to master this tech tool. Children ages 2 to 4 now spend 10 minutes a day on mobile devices. At this age, their usage is typically confined to a parent’s device, though children get their own cell phones around age 11.
Tech-savvy parents can monitor and control phone usage with certain apps. Data from one such app, DinnerTimePlus, revealed that users average just over three hours a day on their mobile devices. Of this, more than an hour is devoted to social media and messaging while just three minutes is devoted to the phone’s original purpose – talking to others.
Though children’s rapid adoption of smartphones may seem alarming at first, most parents report that the phones enhance their children’s education. Children ages 2 to 10 spend more than a third of their smartphone time using educational media. Take a look at this infographic to see how smartphones have made their way into the lives of the smallest consumers.