Kids receive first phone at the average age of 8

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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8 Comments

1. Dexter

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Kids are gay.

2. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

ur gay kids are fuckin awesome expesically me

3. Charlie unregistered

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

4. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

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

5. Vitamins4022 unregistered

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

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

7. numom

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 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!!!!

8. good mom unregistered

my kid got an iphone at age 8

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