In the UK it now appears that soon half a million kids will have mobile phones. This is according to research by mobileYouth.
At the moment 400,000 children in the UK have a mobile, and often have them bought by parents who are concerned for their safety – or simply a way to keep “tabs” on their loved ones. This is a marked increase from the year 2000, when the number of children aged between five and nine who owned a mobile was less than 80,000.
mobileYouth found that this reflects what has happened in other countries such as Scandinavia or Japan.
For more details and source – click here (The Register)