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

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.

New phone for kids.

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

More on This Story

  • Newsround logoWatch Newsround

    Watch the latest update from Newsround, CBBC's news programme for children.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.