Kiddos on Call: Average Age for American Children Getting First Cell Phone Is 6 Years-Old

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At what age should children be allowed to have their own cell phones? A survey conducted by coupon company vouchercloud.net suggests that, on average, American children are getting their first cell phones when they’re just six years old.  And by the time they are seven, 53% of all kids own one.  According to the survey, some parents equip kids with cell phones for safety reasons; some so the children can contact them at any time; others said their children wanted to keep in touch with friends and family; and still others because their friends have one, so they want one too!

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