My son is 7 and he has an iPad but in no way would I allow this. Thankfully I have never had to enforce rules with it as he doesn't ever want to overuse the iPad. He has gone weeks without it even being turned on. But unless we are going on a long car ride/plane it stays at home. We have never bought it to a social place/restaurant ever so he would never think to ask. We also don't use our phones to entertain him while out, so he is accustomed to finding other entertainment. Most of his friends are the same.. They run around and play/climb trees/play sports when they get together.