More than four in five respondents to a PC Advisor poll believe that children under 10 are too young to own an iPhone. Only 10 percent admitted that they would allow a child of under 10 to have an iPhone.
After Westcoastcloud announced the shocking statistic that one in ten under 10s have an iPhone, we ran a poll to see what our readers thought about their findings.
The result of the poll was that 83% of people think that under 10s "are too young and vulnerable to have an iPhone" and the risks that come with it.
10% of people admitted that they would let their under 10s have an iPhone, but they would "put strict parental locks on the device" in order to protect their children.
3% of people thought that giving under 10s an iPhone was fine as "it's a good way to keep tabs on children", possibly thanks to apps that can locate where an iPhone is with online maps. A further 4% were not sure whether under 10s should or shouldn't have an iPhone.
One poll participant said the high number of young children having iPhone is because "[kids] seem to convince their parents that they must have the latest in-crowd gadgets"
If your child has an iPhone and you want to utilise the security feature that lets you locate the device via an online map, you need to download the free Find My iPhone app and install is on your child's iPhone. From here you need to Enter your Apple ID, verify your Mobile Me account and turn on the Find My iPhone switch in the Mobile Me settings. After you have done this you can sign into www.me.com and locate your iPhone at any time.
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