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what is the right age for child to have a cell phone?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Mar. 18, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't think it so much of what age is appropriate but what is the reason. I gave one to my son at 7 because he had to walk to school and back with one of his friends. Also, I like him to take it with him when he goes over to a friends house or to a playground without me. He'll be 10 next week and has had one for the past 3 years. I keep it up until I want to to take it with him.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • I gave my son his when he was 11. He had just started Middle School and had to walk to school. If he would have still been riding the bus, I may have waited a little longer.

    Answer by Scuba at 12:44 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • when they can get a job and PAY for it on their own!
    I let my daughter borrow mine when she will be out without one at times but I see no need for her to have one of her own

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 12:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

  • My children were given their phones when they were in HS and starting to either drive or ride in cars with friends to and from band functions.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2010

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