Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, June 12, 2017

Not Selling Phones with Internet to Kids

From the Irish Mirror:

A child development expert has said a new proposed law here making it illegal to sell mobile phones with internet access to under-14s, is a “great idea” and it would safeguard kids.

Catherine Ross, a professor of law at George Washington University in Washington, will be a keynote speaker at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Dublin on Monday.

The proposed Internet Access for Minors Bill 2017, if enacted, will also make it illegal for retailers to sell mobile phones with internet access to under-14s and for parents to allow their kids (born after 2015) to own the devices.

She said: “Certainly, I think the idea of offering parents the choice of a non-internet phone is a great idea.

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