Children own 6 digital devices by 13

And 75% of 5 to 11-year-olds want tablet, console or laptop for Christmas

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Children own up to 6 digital devices by the time they reach their teens.

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That’s the findings of a new survey by IT firm Logicalis, which also reveals that 84% of children polled own a smartphone, 78% own a laptop, and 51% own a tablet device.

The top six devices owned by children between the ages of 13 and 17 include a smartphone, a television, a laptop, a games console, an MP3/iPod, and a digital camera.

Meanwhile, a survey by Freedeliveryland.co.uk reveals that 78% of 5 to 11-year-olds have asked for a tablet, games console or laptop for Christmas. And we already know that nearly a quarter of children under 4 have a TV in their own bedroom.

What do you think about children having their own devices from an early age? Good for their development or too much too young?

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