When should you buy your kids their first smartphone?

An informal poll of tech-savvy West Coast parents finds that many think giving younger children a smartphone isn’t very smart.
kids and smartphones
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Mobile
  • Smartphones
  • Technology Industry
  • Small and Medium Business
San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.