The right age to give kids their first cellphone is really up to you. Age isn't as important as your kid's maturity level, ability to follow rules at home and school, and sense of responsibility as well as your own family's needs.
Getting your kid their first phone is a very personal and individual decision, but lots of kids start asking for (and receiving) them as early as elementary school. That kind of peer pressure makes it tougher for parents who want to hold off.
When you hand your children a cellphone, you're giving them a powerful tool for communication and media production. They can create text, images, and videos that can be uploaded to websites instantly and widely distributed. Parents and caregivers need to consider whether their kids are ready to use a phone responsibly and respectfully.
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