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.