At what age should kids be given their own mobile?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

Times are a-changing and what was once a novelty is now commonplace.

Of course it depends on the child, but we want to know what age you think is acceptable for a child to have their first mobile phone.

Perhaps you think they're a tool that allows kids more freedom. Or are they just another digital distraction?

So how old do you think they should be before they get one?

Results

Parents of under-18s (8255 votes)
Five or under33 votes (0%)
628 votes (0%)
754 votes (1%)
8181 votes (2%)
9260 votes (3%)
101514 votes (18%)
113468 votes (42%)
121471 votes (18%)
13614 votes (7%)
14270 votes (3%)
15119 votes (1%)
16174 votes (2%)
17+69 votes (1%)
Parents of now grown-up children (3321 votes)
Five or under20 votes (1%)
610 votes (0%)
719 votes (1%)
840 votes (1%)
946 votes (1%)
10385 votes (12%)
111168 votes (35%)
12720 votes (22%)
13303 votes (9%)
14223 votes (7%)
1595 votes (3%)
16152 votes (5%)
17+140 votes (4%)
Not had kids (3415 votes)
Five or under45 votes (1%)
610 votes (0%)
719 votes (1%)
863 votes (2%)
947 votes (1%)
10369 votes (11%)
11784 votes (23%)
12699 votes (20%)
13495 votes (14%)
14296 votes (9%)
15186 votes (5%)
16229 votes (7%)
17+173 votes (5%)

                   14,991 votes received.

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