According to research conducted by American case manufacturer Peli, around 18 per cent of children between the ages of six and eight have their own mobile phone.

The research conducted on 2,000 consumers across Europe in December last year has shown that mobile phone ownership rates for children and young teenagers is on the rise.

Child using a mobile phone

  • 18 per cent of children between six and eight have their own mobile phones,
  • 20 per cent of children between nine and 11 have their own mobile phones,
  • 50 per cent of children over the age of 13 own a phone.

The study results also show that 72 per cent of mobile users have had their mobiles damaged due to careless use by a family member. It was also revealed that 50 per cent of that figure did not take immediate action in repairing their broken device.

TUFF Phones are the perfect child safe solution

Due to the nature of being a 'tough phone', our rugedised handsets make perfect child friendly devices no matter the age.

Handsets like the TUFF T400s and TUFF T1 come with toughened Gorilla Glass displays and feature internal aluminium-titanium alloy frames that are capable of withstanding the harshest of tantrums; these handsets come MIL-STD 810G certified so can withstand drops from heights of up to 1.5 metres.

Also our range of devices come IP68 certified waterproof and dustproof - perfect for those unexpected dunkings, spills and messy moments

For more information on how you can introduce a 'child proof' phone into your family give the TUFF Phones team a call on 01243 850 605.