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Early phone use for children ‘can significantly impact their brain development’

A recent survey shows that 25% of six year olds have their own phone and 45% of 10 year olds are allowed to use their smartphones in their bedroom. However many parents admitted to not feeling well-equipped to teach their kids how to stay safe online.  Should there be more of an onus on parents to learn how to teach their children how to navigate their smartphones safely?  Andrea was joined by Siobhan O’Neill-White, From Mams.ie, Ollwyn Moran, Neuro Developmental Therapist & Founder of COGNI Kids and others to discuss...

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12.45 6 Feb 2024


Early phone use for children ‘can significantly impact their brain development’


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A recent survey shows that 25% of six year olds have their own phone and 45% of 10 year olds are allowed to use their smartphones in their bedroom. However many parents admitted to not feeling well-equipped to teach their kids how to stay safe online. 

Should there be more of an onus on parents to learn how to teach their children how to navigate their smartphones safely? 

Andrea was joined by Siobhan O’Neill-White, From Mams.ie, Ollwyn Moran, Neuro Developmental Therapist & Founder of COGNI Kids and others to discuss...


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