That means he can't hang at the park with friends and watch You Tube videos endlessly.
Suffice it to say, an 11-year-old can be adept at campaigning and lobbying, with the help of Apple's marketing.
A 2013 Nielsen survey found that 70 percent of teens age 13-17 owned smartphones; there was no data for kids my son's age. It qualifies as "screen time," and its use follows our screen time rules, which is limited use on the weekends.4.
And, besides, I tell myself, figuring out how to use, enjoy and manage our relationship to technology is part of life today. Don't record audio or video people without their knowledge.5.
While not all my son's friends have a smartphone, he won't be an outlier either.
In fact, teens are the fastest-growing population of smartphone users.
Or you might be a parent who's dreading the teenage years, and trying to get a plan in place.