Most children in the UK own a mobile by age seven

More than half (53%) of children in the UK own a mobile phone by the age of seven while a similar proportion (57%) say they sleep with their mobile device beside their bed, a new survey has revealed.

And in a sign of just how dependent young people have become on their mobiles, research firm Childwise also found 44% would feel uncomfortable if they are ever left without a phone signal, 42% say they keep their phone with them at all times, while 39% say they could not live without one.

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