The amount of screen time people — particularly children — are getting these days has been worrying psychologists, governments, and tech giants across the world. Now a German child psychologist Julia von Weiler has suggested that the German government impose an age limit on the use of smartphones.
As the Washington Post reported, von Weiler is concerned about the exposure of children to sexually explicit images and sexual abuse by strangers online. As such, she has advised a ban on smartphones for children under the age of 14.
“Just as we protect children from alcohol or other drugs, we should also protect them from the risks of using smartphones at too early an age,” said von Weiler.