In stark contrast to the United States, where cell phones for kids seem routine, and cellphones designed for children are seeing increasing marketshare, the government of France has decided to ban cell phones for children.
In fact, according to Jean-Louis Borloo, Environment Minister for France, the government is planning to not only make it illegal to pitch cell phones “in a manner designed to appeal to children aged under twelve years,” but if Borloo has his way, it will also be illegal to sell cellphones that are designed for the under 7 set.
We say, good for them.
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