New mobile phone 1stFone aimed at children aged 4 to 9

  • 10 May 2013
The design for the new 'dumbphones' for children.

A new phone with limited functions has been launched for young children.

1stFone about the size of a bank card, can be programmed with saved numbers but does not have a screen, internet access or the ability to send a text.

It is supposed to keep children safer from bullying or inappropriate texts but still lets parents keep in touch.

It is aimed at kids aged four to nine who might not need a smartphone but who still want to be able to call their mum or dad in an emergency.

The phone can hold up to 12 numbers and comes in different colours and patterns.