How young is too young for a cellphone?
A coveted device, a parental quandary
It’s been 39-years since the first “1G” cell phone — a 2.5 pound 9-by-5-inch device — made its debut to great fanfare. Futurists and tech critics said it would bring the planet closer together. Parents who thought it would help them keep connected with their teenagers, simultaneously worried that mobile phones would better help their children sneak around rules. Decades later, parents remain conflicted over when or if their kids should have mobile phones.