Regulation

Government Smartphone Crackdown a ‘Disproportionate’ Response


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Kristian Niemietz writes for The Critic

Harrison Griffiths writes for City AM

IEA Communications Officer Harrison Griffiths has written for City AM criticising proposals for the government to ban smartphones for under-16s.

Harrison wrote:

“Opponents of smartphones highlight evidence of declining teen mental health. However, the case against smartphones is much weaker than we have been led to believe. 

“Parents are crucial to ensuring smartphones are used in the right way. They know what is good for their children far better than politicians and government bureaucrats. Indeed, for the most part it is parents who are buying smartphones for their under-16s anyway.”

Read the full piece here.



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