Colorado Dad Wants State to Ban Smartphones for Kids Under 13

What is a “natural childhood?”

According to a new ballot initiative that could soon hit Colorado voters, preserving childhood innocence means taking smartphones out of the hands of kids.

Denver-area father of five Tim Farnum says he drafted the Preservation of Natural Childhood initiative after watching his two youngest sons (ages 11 and 13) act like addicts in withdrawal when he tried to limit their smartphone time.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Farnum, a local anesthesiologist, compared the impact of smartphones on kids to tobacco and alcohol.

“We have age restrictions on all those things because they’re harmful to kids,” Farnum told the Post. “This is no different, in my opinion.”


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