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At what age should a child use tablets, social media? (Open_Tab)

Kid-friendly apps can be found on screens of all sizes, but should kids start using this tech early in their lives?

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Tablets now have plenty of child-friendly apps and games to entertain kids during long road trips and visits to the doctor, but when is the right time to give children access to these screens?

Also, when should social media become a factor in a child's life? Bridget Carey joins Jeff Bakalar and Joseph Kaminski to chat about the gadgets and parental controls now in place to help parents in this excerpt from Open_Tab.

When do you think a child can start using tablets and social apps? Talk about it in the comments below.

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