I have also heard of bullying by older kids- forcing younger ones to give
them their phones and not tell their parents for fear of a beating. Probably
a small number of cases, but may affect the stats, especially usage!
>hmmm... I am not sure these kind of statistics are easy to collect.
>As an example, my two boys (8 and 12 years old) both have mobile
>phones and many of their friends also. These mobile phones are
>all registered under the name of their parents. Unless someone invests
>a substantial effort to trace a large number of such users in order to
>lead to statistically viable data, this effect will be missed. I doubt
>very much anybody has made this effort.
>Thus I would guess that published data might underestimate the use
>of mobile phones by young kids.
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