The average age for a cell phone is between the ages of twelve and thirteen, but it really does vary based on parental preference and the maturity of the child, it should also depend on need. If your child doesn’t spend a considerable amount of time away from you then there might not be a need for them to have a cell phone, their friends having one isn’t a reason. You also want to make sure that they are responsible enough for a phone.
- The first question you should ask yourself when it comes to a child and a cell phone, is if they need it.
- They’re friends might have one, but if you aren’t spending a lot of time away from them, it might not be necessary.
- If you want to give a phone to children between eight and twelve, give them just a basic phone.
“According to PewResearch Center, the average age is between 12 and 13”