The majority of 11-year-olds own smartphones. And experts are worried | Nancy Jo Sales

When you raise the question of not giving kids phones at all, parents balk. How can we do that? they ask. But what alternative is there? A report released by Common Sense Media on Tuesday found that by age 11, 53% of kids in the US have their own smartphone. And 69% do by the time theyre 12. This surge in phone ownership and the increased screen time associated with it comes amid growing concerns from experts and people like me that phones are bad for kids. Ive traveled the country over the last few years talking to parents and teachers about kids and social media. Ive heard stories about everything from non-consensually shared nudes in their schools to smartphone …

How to stop robocalls and spammers Clarification Please

Image: google / mashable composite The next version of Android Q is currently in development with regular beta releases appearing for early adopters. The latest beta release has revealed an interesting new feature in the form of car crash detection by your smartphone. As XDA Developers reports, Android Q Beta 3 was launched during the Google I/O 2019 event last week. Since then, the code has been delved into to see what’s new, and one feature that’s being tested takes the form of an app called “Safety Hub.” Further investigation reveals Google is attempting to get Android devices to detect when a car crash has occurred, it’s also set to be a Pixel-exclusive feature if it makes it out of …