40 percent of 9 year olds own a mobile phone. New research by the ESRI shows that early access to a mobile phone has a negative impact on a child’s academic performance.
Children who had a phone from when they were 9 scored lower in reading and maths at age 13, compared to students who didn’t have a phone from a young age.
Research Professor at the ESRI Selina McCoy has wraned of the impact phones may be having on young minds.
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