I don’t know one kid today who hasn’t been using a smartphone since before they knew what it even was. That said, I held back on ‘giving’ Ginger a phone until quite recently. Long after the ubiquity of smartphones.
Kids are so smart with their parents and ultimately end up finding a workaround to whatever parental controls they’re restricted by. Kids are smart. They outsmart their grandparents and tell them their Mum lets them watch YouTube, or get them to reveal the parental passwords. It’s a clear sign of the times.
I make sure the stories in Ginger Meggs reflect those of what it is to be a kid today, and I hope you all enjoy them. Ultimately, they’re an opportunity for our favourite characters learning about the world.