DENVER — There’s a grass-roots effort to stop the sale of smartphones for use by children younger than 13 years old.
Parents Against Underage Smartphones is collecting signatures to get Initiative 29 on the 2018 ballot.
Colorado officials have cleared the language of the proposed ballot measure, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Supporters need about 300,000 signatures.
“Initiative 29 prohibits retailers from selling or permitting the sale of a smartphone to a person under the age of 13, or to any person who indicates that the smartphone will be wholly or partially owned by a person under the age of 13,” the proposal states.
There are damned few bans by government I’m in favor of but damn, we’re turning out a nation of zombies here.
Personally I feel it’s up to the parents to educate and restrict usage of anything, but when the parents themselves are fucking addicted to their phones that ain’t gonna happen.