Question of the Week: How Young is too Young for a Cell Phone?
Our series of weekly questions continues with our focus today on kids and cell phones. How young is too young to have a cell phone?
It really wasn't that long ago when you would be hard-pressed to find a pre-teen with a cell phone, but these days it's a common sight to see kids with one.
While high schools kids almost certainly need cell phones to update you of their whereabouts and call home to ask for money, when do kids really need a phone? Does a six-year-old? A middle schooler?
According to the Pew Internet Project’s 2011 teen survey, 77 percent of teens have a cell phone. Teens between the ages of 14 to 17 are more likely to have a cell phone, than kids ages 12 to 13. The study reported, "Eighty-seven percent of older teens have a cell phone, compared with 57 percent of younger teens.
Regardless of the numbers, what do you think?
At what age is it appropriate for a kid to have a cell phone?
How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone?
How old was your child when he or she got a cell phone?
Let us know what you think in the comments area below.
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