According to research by the charity Personal Finance Education Group the average age of a child in the UK when they receive their first cell phone is 8. 35% of kids 8 and over in the UK own a phone by that age and 75% of kids 7 to 15 own at least one mobile device.
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The research also found that kids as young as 7 were offering to do chores in exchange for cash to buy ringtones. The research also found that kid's average weekly allowance was £6.32.
Is it bad that kids have cell phones? I think not, they are a great way for parents to be able to keep track of their kids when they can’t be with them. Kids do need to be educated though on what not to do with a phone and when to answer calls.
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