Episode 79: When To Get Your Child A Smartphone

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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking about when to get your child a smartphone, and how much peer pressure should play into the decision. Plus, we interview author Daryn Kagan about her new book, Hope Possible. And our Bytes of the Week!

girl with smartphone

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

When to get your child a smartphone

What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone? by Brian X. Chen – NY Times

An Easy, Free Way To Set Your Child’s Cell Phone Rules, by Amy Oztan – Selfish Mom

Daryn Kagan

Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog, by Daryn Kagan


Bytes of the Week

Sunscreenr will show you exactly where you forgot to put sunblock, by Lance Ulanoff – Mashable

Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark Anti-Bullying Showdown

First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNCC

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