Colorado may become the first state to ban sales of smartphones for children. A new campaign in the state aims to make it illegal for stores to sell smartphones to kids under the age of 13, or to adults who intend to give the phones to pre-teens.
Supporters of the ban, like the organization Parents Against Underage Smartphone, say smartphones harm kids by taking time away from their playtime, therefore causing kids to miss certain stages of development. But opponents claim it’s the wrong solution to a serious problem, and it should be parents who make informed choices and manage their children’s smartphone usage.
We want to know what you think — should kids be allowed to own smartphones? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.
Kids should have Cell Phones!