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One Third Under 10’s in UK Own a Mobile Phone

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 22 Sep 2011News

Nearly everyone is aware of the influence of technology, specifically that of the new-generation telephonic devices on our society. But, when one in every 3 under-ten kids start having their own mobile phones, only then we come to realize how deep rooted the influence really is - yes, that’s what a new report claims.

According to the latest findings by the cloud security outfit Westcoastcloud, near about 33 percent of all UK’s under-ten kids are currently in possession of a mobile phone.

The study by Westcoastcloud saw the firm asking 2000 under - 10 kids (and their parents) about the gadgets they owned. Surprisingly, 3 out of every ten kids answered that they were currently using a mobile phone.

The study also found that one in every 10 parents thought it was okay for their young children to be in possession of a mobile device.

"It's great that youngsters are interested and engaged with the latest technology, but children owning their own phones as young as four does seem unnecessary," said Bill Strain, director of Westcoastcloud.

"Kids will always be able to gain access to their parents' phones and laptops but when primary school age children gain access to the internet on these devices, parents need to be aware,” he added.

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