Your child’s first cell phone is a big moment. For kids, it opens up their world to direct connections with friends, socialising with like-minded people and staying up to speed with school, on their own device. For you, it opens the door to new worries around excessive screen time, inappropriate social media use and overall digital wellbeing.
Thankfully, there’s a happy medium here. With the right guidance, parents can teach good digital habits and protect their children from most dangers lurking online, while also building a trusting relationship. Here’s your guide.