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U.S. Parents Say Almost A Third of the Apps on Their Phone Were Downloaded by Their Children
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U.S. Parents Say Almost A Third of the Apps on Their Phone Were Downloaded by Their Children

Even though mobile phones tend to be thought of as personal, it is not unheard of to have other people download apps onto your phone. In fact, 13 percent of the U.S. app downloaders recently surveyed by The Nielsen Company indicated that their spouse or partner had downloaded apps onto their phone, while eight percent indicated their children had installed apps on their phone.

A closer look at the responses of those whose children had downloaded apps onto their (the parent’s) phone, reveals that the average age at which their youngest child started downloading apps was nine. When asked what percentage of the apps on their phone were downloaded by their children, these parents reported that 30 percent of the apps on their phones were installed by their kids.

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