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I say about 14 yrs old..

Just remember: When you hand kids phones today, you're giving them powerful communications and production tools. They can create text, images, and videos that can be widely distributed and uploaded to Web sites. They can broadcast their status and their location. They can download just about everything in the world. If you think your children's technological savvy is greater than their ability to use it wisely, pay attention to the gap. Times may have changed, but parenting hasn't. We're still the parents. And it's our job to say "no, not yet."

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So if your son/daughter gets lost you'll be to thanks for her/him to be with out any type of help :D
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@Jacob, It's up to the parent when he or she should have a phone. I don't think we should tell other people how to raise their kids, not that you are.
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13

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Tell that to my mum please
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Haha :)
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I got mine at 11.

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Just because you got yours at 11 doesn't mean that it's a good age to get a phone.
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When the kid's parents think they are mature enough for one.

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Around middle school, but don't just give it to them make them get straight A's for a quarter or something like that. Don't just give it to them or they'll take it for granted.

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Well, when I got my first phone, I had to get straight As and if they dropped I got it taken away.
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When they can be trusted with it, or when they need one. Whichever comes first.

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no sooner than 12

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When they are old enough to pay the bill

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Im in middle school and I dont have one, but I deffinetly need it because I always miss the bus and then I have to go to the main office to call my parents to pick me up.
I wouldnt get it for like texting with friends though. More like for necessary reasons

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When they are a freshman probably at 8th grade depending on who they are.

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nope nope t 12 7th grade
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Only if he's mature enough :3

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12

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I would mostly say in the teen years, but it depends. The kid needs to be responsible, because today the reasons most kids are not getting the jobs they wanted are because when the interviewer looks at all the things that they might have done on Facebook comments or things like that, how do you know if you can trust someone?
I'm not saying parents should ban cell phones all together, but they should be monitored.

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I was 16

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I got my at the end if 5th grade because I had good grAdes

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I was 9. But then again, I grew up in New York City and it's dangerous there.

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13-14 No sooner than that.

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When you think they have the good judgement to 1) not flame somebody and become a bully. 2) After you have had a talk about bullying and social media, and when it is appropriate to report hate texts to you parents AND school officials. If they are skeptical about telling parents in case of a hypothetical situation, set up some alternative, an uncle they trust, or a school councilor. Make sure they know it's okay to report bad behavior and mean people.

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Honestly it doesn't really matter what age they are, as long as they prove to you that they are ready and mature enough. I think kids should start off with a prepaid phone at first. They as they get older and more mature they can get a better phone. But I got my phone when I was ten years old.

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42 1/2

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About 12 or 13

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I got mine at 37

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When they are responsible enough for it

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I say 11 but my mom and dad still haven't gotten me a phone and I am 14!!! -.-

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So what's that your taking a picture with ;) ? Lol
Just being real :3
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Haha my iPod!!! ;)
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Ha(:
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Lol ;3
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Haha yup C;
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depend on what kid it is

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Well I got my first cell when I was seven. Um maybe 10?

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Well lets see myself and hubby had cell phones when we had a job at 14 anyway I have two kids 9&10 both want cell phones. Not happening instead thy have iPod touches and have apps for texting and calls or free when they have Internet service / wifi free. If they go out with friends or a sleep over etc I give them a pre paid cell we have . We only use it for when they go somewhere even a field trip etc
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when he's in the number teens like thirTEEN

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They should after they're 12 years old.
Butin my opinion i think they should recieve one when yo know they are responsible enough for one and wont go and break it or lose it...

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When they're mature enough. You have to know that they will be responsible enough. But say like 'don't go over how many texts/calls a week.'

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when they are ready

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around middle skool i guess?

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Technology has advanced so quickly even in the past couple of years. Which has changed many everyday things. I didn't get a cell phone until my sophmore summer- Junior year in highschool. I believe now, and I am 21 that kids are growing up way to quickly. The electronic obssesion now, has drastically impacted the youths social interactions and frankly it creates fear in me for our future. Many adults my age that have spoken about this issue, more then less agree.

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I believe that 10 is quite an appropriate age to allow a child to have a cell phone.I got mine at ten as well.

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I think 12+ must have a cell phone...

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When they are old enough to pay for it without parents helping.

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I got mine when I was 13...

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When they can pay for it

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i got one when i was 8 because my family was traveling a lot but it was just a ten dollar trac phone

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I'd say whenever they are responsible for a phone. My parent's got me a phone when I was in 3rd grade for emergencies only.

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12 is a good age. Any younger and they would probably lose or break it. Don't leave your children out from communicating with their friends, it could in rare cases, cause social withdrawl.

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cell phones are very important in an emergency. one the kid is in junior high, a cell phone should be required

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The time you should have a phone, is about 10, tween age. Even though you're giving your kid high technology, they will have a more social life, because they can text and call various people from school. Also, it's something to distract them, like if their waiting in line. And, if their in a crisis, 911. When you don't have a phone, they can't call 911, without asking to use somebody elses phone. (MAYBE when their in crisis, they'll have their ''Banana Phone'' Those also help, alot.. You can get them at your local food store for about $0.88. Save up!)

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whenever there r able to handle the responsibility of having one

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I got a smart phone at 11, and i got a tracphone at 7 because i had bad anxiety so i needed one to call my dad if i was worried and stuff.

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