Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ban sale of smartphone to kids under 13- Parents Against Underage Smartphones

Jun 21 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
`Ban sale of smartphone to kids under 13'
New York:

With the balance between children's screen time and other activities going for a toss, a group in the US state of Colorado has for the first time sought ban on sale of the device to those below the age of 13.Tim Farnum, founder of the non-profit group Parents Against Underage Smartphones, or PAUS, is leading the charge. Farnum believes that smartphone apps are designed to be addictive, which is not a good thing for children.
The proposal would require retailers to submit reports to the government verifying that they had inquired, before selling the smartphone, about who was intended to use it. The proposal also says retailers who sell a phone for use by a pre-teen may face fines from $500 to $20,000.

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