Parents' reasons for child not having a mobile phone in Poland 2018

The most frequently indicated reason by parents in Poland for why their child did not have a mobile phone was its negative impact on the child's development (60.7 percent). Quite often it was also indicated that there was no need for a child to have a telephone (42.7 percent). Nearly one in four parents admitted that the reason was the possibility of exposure to undesirable content.

Reasons for child not having a mobile phone according to parents in Poland in 2018*

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

November to December 2018

Number of respondents

117 respondents

Special properties

Respondents whose child does not have a mobile phone

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original question was worded as follows: (Polish) "Z jakiego powodu Pana/Pani dziecko nie posiada telefonu komórkowego?" (English: "For what reason does your child not have a mobile phone?").

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