What age is too young for an iPad?

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Greg Peck
November 8, 2012

I got an interesting email from a Gazette reader the other day. He said he recently attended a birthday party for a 10-year-old child, who received an iPhone to mark the special occasion.

The reader wondered if age 10 is an appropriate age for giving a child such an electronic gadget. Is a child at age 10 old enough to be responsible for it? My reader wondered, as well, if the parents didnít unwittingly put that child at risk should someone try to steal the device.

As regular readers of this blog know, I donít have an iPhone. Heck, I didnít get a simple cellphone, a Tracphone, until last year, after I turned 54! (Iím not sure how Iím surviving without better technology, but so far, so good.)

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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