Tech dinosaurs have no answer to pester power
If parents could do their job properly, we wouldn't need a new law banning the sale of smartphones to minors
There are only 10 years between me and today's 16-year-olds - but it feels more like 40. Many of them will have had a smartphone for years now; they don't remember a time before WhatsApp. Meanwhile, I didn't have a phone with internet access until I left university, and I just don't get Snapchat.
And I'm glad. Being a teenager was hard enough without selfies and Instagram and FaceTime - I don't think I would have coped well with the bombardment. While I raced home from school to the family computer in the living room for MSN when I was 13, it couldn't follow me to dinner, or wake me up at night.
So I find the idea of unfettered internet access for children a frightening one.