Influence Central will be publishing a report called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives and Tech Crunch got an early copy of it. Some highlights of the report include. . . - The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years - Tablets have surged from 26% to 55% usage as kids’ device of choice during car rides. Smartphones trail at 45% (up from 39% in 2012). - 64% of kids have access to the Internet via their own laptop or tablet, compared to just 42% in 2012 - 39% of kids get a social media account at 11.4 years. 11% got a social media account when they were younger than 10.