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At what age is it appropriate for one to have their first cell phone? and why that age over another?

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When they've shown they're mature enough to handle that kind of responsibility. So no exact age :)

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ibepwning

It depends on the situation. Far school from home, walks home from school, etc.

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IMO, if you have a job, and can pay for your own cell phone bill, then any age is appropriate.

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-blushes- Thanks :)
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anytime my friend -- ANYTIME -- lol --
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i had one when i was 7 because ever since i was 6 i stayed home alone i took care of it so i think that the answer is kickinchick's comment

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there is no way I would ever let my kids stay home alone at six!!!
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15 and @CJ agree!

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My daughter has one she is 8

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At whatever age the child needs picking up from sports or other activities.

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when they can handle arguments with there friends in the real world.
14, depends on person, and what there reasons for wanting a phone is, emergency, friends, just too say the have one. depends on what the phone can do.

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fritzmerde

As soon as you can trust them not to lose it. My kids have have sell phones but they only have 4 numbers that they can call, they sell them all over, & it's great because they can just push 1 of the buttons & call home, my wife & my cell & 911

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When they are out and about more often is when they should get a cellular phone

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Umm well my parents said they got me a phone because I was getting older and and getting more mature. I was about 11. :)

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5th grade for me.

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Shopaholic1

i think 12-13 years old.

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when they are old enough to get a job and buy their own.

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School age -- with Strict Restrictions -- and any phone charged up can call 911

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Around age 10 because that's when most kids start to mature

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we don't let ours get one untill they're 12th birthday. that's when they are doing more things by themselves.

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Depends, but I got mine when I was going into middle school for safety and transportation reasons

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I turned 14 this year and don't have one. I almost died twice away from home in public and it was cuz i couldn't call about a serious issue.

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i dont have a phone either and i couldnt contact anyone when my grandmother had a heart attack and died in her car when we were driving to back home from a party. no one passed by the car for over an hour.:( even since that happened my parents still wont let me have a cell phone!
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so sad, did you ask them if you could buy your own with money you earn?
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yeah.
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