french government has banned the marketing of cell phones to children under the age of 12--a bold move in the wake of research suggesting that cell phone usage poses a risk of brain damage in children and teens. this article, though short, has more information on the ban.
the cell phone crackdown is, in my opinion, another great move by french government. it was only a few months ago that they banned all television programming aimed at children under 3, citing extensive research that television exposure actually negatively impacts the rapidly developing brains of babies and toddlers, instead of boosting IQ's as intended.
any chance that bans such these as could happen here? or am i destined to have to explain to my pre-schooler that just because her classmates have a firefly, doesn't mean that she can have one too?