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Should children own a smartphone?
brain is not trained
when children always use smartphones to get an answer for a problem rather than trying to come up with a solution on their own.
Boredom sparks creativity
but with a smartphone children are never bored and
to be creative.
Being capable of finding answers on smartphones is also a problem solving skill and their brain can be trained in this process.
Using smartphones isn't straightforward bad for creativity or problem solving. It depends on how (and most importantly, if) people are taught to use them properly and responsibly.