Closed petition Ban smartphones for under-18s, starting with 11-12 year olds

Ban smartphones for under-18s; start with current 11-12 year olds and continue for 5 years until illegal for all under-18s. A variety of mobile phones that cannot connect to the internet are available, containing a lot of functionality without the harms that internet connectivity can bring.

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Smartphone usage can leads to social media addiction. This has been proven to significantly harm the mental health of young people.

Smartphone usage is linked to other harms: Exposure to violent imagery; Pornography; Extremist material; Underage gambling; Online bullying and harassment; Harmful Sexual Behaviour; Harmful content such as self-harm and suicide advice.

We believe this new law would be welcomed by the vast majority of parents and help protect children.

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