Don’t buy your child a smartphone! Social media could be harmful to young people, Children’s Commissioner warns
- Parents should not give children a smartphone, says Children’s Commissioner
- Dame Rachel de Souza warned about the dangers of social media to teenagers
- Molly Russell, 14, took her own life after being bombarded with suicide content
It is unlikely to make them very popular at home.
But parents should resist buying their children a smartphone – and should instead stick to an old-fashioned device without internet access, the Children’s Commissioner has advised.
Dame Rachel de Souza warned about the dangers of social media, referencing the case of Molly Russell, 14, who took her own life after being bombarded with self-harm and…