Most children sleep with cell phone beside bed

More than half of children say they sleep with their mobile phone beside their bed, according to an annual survey of young people’s use of media.

The Childwise report found children getting mobiles at an earlier age, with most now having their own phone by the age of seven.

The average time spent on mobiles by seven to 16-year-olds is three hours and 20 minutes per day.

Researcher Simon Leggett says mobiles can “dominate children’s lives”.

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