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Want to know what your child is doing on WhatsApp? Nothing good

As we move into a new decade, we must be clear-eyed about the risks young people face—and get them off their smartphones

We need to get children off their phones. (Image posed by models). Photo: PA/Prospect composite

Unsupervised access to the internet for children has to change. In the 2020s parents need to wake up and understand the dangers and harm done to their children by smartphones.

The big tech CEOs already know this, of course. They don’t allow their own children internet access on their smartphones, if their children have a phone at all. Steve Jobs didn’t let his children use the iPad when it came out in 2010. Both…

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