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www.commonsensemedia.org/cell-phone-parenting/whats-the-right-age-for-parents-to-get-their-kids-a-cell-phone

The right age to give kids their first cell phone is really up to parents. Age isn't as important a kid's maturity level, ability to follow home (and their schools') rules, ...

www.webmd.com/parenting/features/children-and-cell-phones

It's a tough call for many parents because it's not just about age. You need to know ... kids cell phones. Twice as many children have cell phones now as in 2004.

www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/technology/personaltech/whats-the-right-age-to-give-a-child-a-smartphone.html

Jul 20, 2016 ... As more children get phones at 10 and younger, parents face the question of when to allow unfettered access to the internet and all its benefits ...

childmind.org/article/when-should-you-get-your-kid-a-phone

It's a rite of passage for parents of tweens: By the time your child is 10 or 12, she decides that she must have a cell phone, because if she can't text and talk to her  ...

www.pbs.org/parents/childrenandmedia/article-when-should-you-get-kid-cell-phone.html

Tips to help you decide at what age your kid should get a cell phone.

www.bewebsmart.com/mobile-devices-tablets/what-age-for-kids-cell-phone

Aug 2, 2016 ... The average age that kids are getting their first phone is ten, but some parents, educators and safety experts feel that it is best to wait as long as ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=When+Should+Kids+Get+Cell+Phones%3F&v=BvzRpTdY3is
Feb 21, 2010 ... Parents sound off on ages for cell phones, computer use and social networking. For more click here: ...

www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/health/buying-child-cell-phone-5-things-to-think-about/index.html

Apr 11, 2017 ... Before giving a child their first smart phone, parents should determine if they are ready for one and come up with family ... 5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone ... Can I please, please get one this year?".

sahm.org/house-home/5-reasons-your-kid-should-not-have-a-cell-phone

If you are thinking about the appropriate age for your child to have a cell phone, you can find some interesting and shocking statistics in this article.