For many children and teens, a world without mobile phones is unimaginable. Recent research makes it easy to see why. In the U.S., the Kaiser Foundation reported ownership broken down by age.
The research also found that the kids surveyed average over half an hour talking on the phone and send more than 100 text messages, every day. That is more than 3,000 a month.
Yet, the same research indicates that relatively few seventh through twelfth graders have any established rules around mobile phone use.
This brochure from Microsoft will help you better understand the features and risks of mobile phones for kids and explain how you can teach kids to use them smartly and safely.
Download page: Microsoft.
The advice and risks also apply to other mobile devices like Kindles, iPads, etc.