A Colorado father has joined forces with a handful of medical professionals to form a non-profit group called Parents Against Underage Smartphones, PAUS for short. PAUS, apparently serious despite its difficult-to-take-seriously name, is proceeding with a ballot initiative in Colorado that seeks to ban smartphone sales to preteen children, citing their potentially addictive nature and possible health ramifications. Read More I feel kids will buy small cheap tablets like the $50 Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablet, laptops, or handheld game console like a Nintendo 3DS, and Switch if this ban gets approved by Colorado. There is enough free wi-fi available at school, in the library, fast food restaurants, and the mall where you don't need cellular data plan to use Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook when away from home. There are also non-smartphones like better flip phones and feature phones which has features like an MP3 player, FM Radio, video player, 2D games, simple apps, and a basic web browser which let users use the phone like a smartphone.