American Academy of Pediatrics, AT&T launch tools to help families determine cellphone readiness

Kid cellphone generic Canva.png
Posted at 6:00 AM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 06:01:32-04

The American Academy of Pediatrics and AT&T are working to help families determine when a child is ready for a cellphone and also create healthy media use habits.

AAP and AT&T teamed up to launch new, free PhoneReady Questionnaire and a free, enhanced Family Media Plan tool.

The questionnaire was developed by AT&T in collaboration with AAP. It's a 10-question online tool that helps parents figure out if their child is ready for the responsibilities of a cellphone.

The AAP's interactive Family Media Plan tool allows families to create individual strategies for each family member that encourages media balance, a press release said.