The American
9-1-1 failure

9-1-1 emergency response service is a critical cornerstone of public safety. So why can’t our kids access it?

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percentage of U.S. children under the age of 12 who have limited or no access to 9-1-1 emergency services.

See report methodology for details

Kids today face a fundamental dilemma: trapped between the wrong type of devices and backlash policies. The result is that children are left disconnected and vulnerable in our digital age.”

91%

percentage of U.S. primary age children who are likely unequipped to successfully notify 9-1-1 in an emergency.

(source: Huber JF, et al, Pediatrics, 2021)

An overlooked inequality

26.6M

kids under 12 in the U.S. with severely limited or no access to 9-1-1 emergency calling services

60%

of kids under 12 with no personal smartphone/device

(Source: Common Sense Media, 2021)

-21%

disparity in smartphone ownership between U.S. adults in low-income (<$30K) households vs. wealthy households (>$100K)

(Source: Pew Research, 2021)

An overlooked inequality

percentage of U.S. children under the age of 12 who have limited or no access to 9-1-1 emergency services.

See report methodology for details

26.6M

kids under 12 in the U.S. with severely limited or no access to 9-1-1 emergency calling services

60%

of kids under 12 with no personal smartphone/device

-21%

disparity in smartphone ownership between U.S. adults in low-income (<$30K) households vs. wealthy households (>$100K)

91%

percentage of U.S. primary age children who are likely unequipped to successfully notify 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Kids today face a fundamental dilemma: trapped between the wrong type of devices and backlash policies. The result is that children are left disconnected and vulnerable in our digital age.”

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