Mobile Future

Digital Natives: The New Normal

A new report by Influence Central called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives, shares interesting new information about how much and the ways children are using technology. The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years! We live in the day and age where we share information with one another easily and quickly, and young people are at the forefront of using digital technology to do so.  It’s no wonder 50% of kids have social media accounts by age 12, with Facebook and Instagram being the most popular social platforms amongst the young group.

Smartphones have become the new normal in determining how families are incorporating technology in their daily lives both at home and on the go. The average family today owns 2.6 smartphones.

Important to note is that the report specifically focused on only children’s smartphone ownership and doesn’t include kid-specific phones. Today, the reasons for kids to own smartphones goes beyond just having their parents keep track of them. Thanks to innovation in mobile, kids can use them for productivity ranging from digital education tools to productivity apps.

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