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UK digital secretary throws cold water over bid for laws on kids' use of social media

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

Re: "Everyone from the BBC through to Primark are responsible for this culture."

@MiguelC

I think you underestimate the power of pestering. A parent might want to be strict, but if their child's peers get to have something, the child wants it too, and will pester, and pester, and pester until the parent crumbles. A parent might be able to delay getting their child a phone or a tablet, but it probably will happen, and the entry level price for smartphones and tablets is pretty low these days, Black Friday saw Fire tabs for £30, so it's an inexspensive way to placate a kid and many parents take that option.

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