According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, the percentage of children ages 6 and up who use a smartphone is increasing rapidly across the country.
The percentage of all U.S. children ages 3 to 6 who use mobile phones has more than doubled in the past 10 years, with roughly a quarter of U.N. children living in countries where the mobile phone is legal.
While a majority of children in developing countries are using the devices to reach out to loved ones, that number is starting to increase across the world.
The report comes just a month after the U.K. passed a law requiring mobile phone users to get a government license.
The law, which is expected to take effect in October, also requires a parental consent form.