The consequences could be severe for being careless when giving smartphones to children, Central Province Governor Lalitha U. Gamage said.
He said some parents today gave their mobile phones to their children to get their household activities going.
Children are the future of the country and everyone in this society has a responsibility to ensure their safety, he said.
“It is very important to introduce a series of accountability policy statements to ensure child protection for the early childhood development centres in the central province and thank those who contributed towards the preparation of such a policy statement,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)