DETROIT (WWJ) – Many metro Detroit kids headed back to class on Tuesday with the pencils, pens, notebooks and lunch — but what about a mobile phone?
How young is too young?
A study by the National Consumers League says 60 percent of U.S. parents offer cell phones to 10 and 11-year-old children.
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CBS News reports the National Consumers League, commissioned the study the 2012 study; and since then, that average age has gotten even younger, and the prevalence of cell phones among teens and pre-teens has nearly doubled — according to Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association.