A campaign in Colorado seeks to stop kids under 13 years of age from spending too much time on smartphones by banning retailers from selling smartphones for use by children.

“Eventually kids are going to get phones and join the world, and I think we all know that, but little children, there’s just no good that comes from that,” Tim Farnum, a Denver-area anesthesiologist told The Coloradoan.

Under a proposed law, cell phone retailers would be required to ask the age of the primary cell phone user before the sale, meaning that parents would not be allowed to buy smartphones for their 12-year-old children. If a retailer sells smartphones intended for children under 13, it would face a $500 fine after a warning.

Farnum founded Parents Against Underage Smartphones (PAUS), which is working on putting the cell phone ban on the ballot for the 2018 elections. The Colorado Secretary of State has approved the language, and now PAUS needs to collect at least 300,000 signatures in order to get the measure on the ballot.

  • Dave

    Don’t these aholes have anything better to waste their time on?

    • PlatinumEBT

      No…this is what they do…important work with proud accomplishments…don’t you think?