Is 11 too young for a mobile phone? – The Guardian (blog)

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.

This week’s question:

My 11-year-old son is at secondary school and wants his first mobile. I fear it will be another device to become hooked on (a la the PlayStation) and am refusing. He says he’s the only one without one and this is almost child abuse. Can I reasonably hold out?

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