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Kids receive first phone at the average age of 8

Posted: , by John V.

Kids receive first phone at the average age of 8
Some might be shocked to see some younger child whip out an iPhone 3G or BlackBerry Storm from their pocket, but it’s increasingly common to see them carry a mobile phone. In a recent survey conducted by Personal Finance Education Group, they found that the average child receives their first phone at the age of 8. They went on to find that more than a third of the children owned a phone by that age. Finally, three-quarters of all children surveyed aged seven to fifteen owned “at least” one mobile. When you think about it, there are a lot of features geared towards children that wireless carriers offer. Specifically, GPS tracking software enables parents to be updated with the current location of their children and provide alerts. And of course, children could always call up people just to say hi. With all the high tech devices being released, they are also keeping in mind the youth and how they can incorporate their products and services around them.

via: gizmodo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. Dexter (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Kids are gay.

posted on 18 Feb 2009, 23:24

2. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)

ur gay kids are fuckin awesome expesically me

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 00:01

3. Charlie (unregistered)

Haha, I'm sorry, but "expesically" made me laugh. Anyways, you're right; Dexter is stupid.

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 00:48

4. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)

haha i know..... i didnt know how 2 spell it

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 06:09

5. Vitamins4022 (unregistered)

I didn't get my first phone until I was 16! And it was a cheap free phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 09:48

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I had to wait until 8th grade to get my first cellphone. But age 8? Seriously, unless it's a prepaid cellphone, children lower than the age of 13-years-old shouldn't have a cellphone.

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 19:34

7. numom (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)

I agree with Jyakotu on the prepaid part. Prepaid is a good way to go when teaching kids phone discipline. I've heard many horror stories from friends who added their kids to their regular service. My 12 yr. old has a Net-10 phone. It has all the cool features, is inexpensive and I never have to worry about him going over minutes!!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 18:13

8. good mom (unregistered)

my kid got an iphone at age 8

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