Kids with Smart Phones...the latest findings

Generation Z (today's kids) are being handed their own smart phone at a younger and younger age.

According to a new study from Influence Central, the average age that kids are getting their first smart phone is just over the age of 10.

This reflects how much technology is part of the world they are growing up in.  It also shows that American children are accessing the internet and interacting with social media.

Check out these stats from the same source.

  • 65% of children access the internet via a laptop or mobile device, up from 42% in 2012.
  • 45% prefer using smartphones for entertainment in the car, up from 39% in 2012.
  • More than one-third of children have a social media account before they reach 12 years old, and 11% have one before age 10.
These are the kids walking into your ministry on Sunday.  Are you prepared to connect with them?  Here's some tips on connecting with today's technology immersed kids.

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