Ever notice younger and younger kids are getting cellphones? [Image]


Having gone through this process, I can attest to the trend portrayed by this graph, although the ages seem to be a big exaggerated.

[via GraphJam]

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  • JonE

    It is possible, that if the technology were to have been available when I was raising my children, that I may have gotten cells phones for my children, but I doubt it, but it is possible. I’ve always understood that parents get cell phones for their children for the convenience of the parents; can’t say I blame them.

    But, the reason I probably would not have gotten them cell phones is that kids are smart enough to use these devices for other than the intended purpose the parents have in mind. And it seems that all the kids in this neighborhood that do have cells phones seem to have them glued to their ears and when they aren’t glued to their ears they are staring at the screen. Seems like cell phones have revolutionized the way we interact socially with others. Not what I would consider being social, but that’s my biased opinion.

    But, from what I’ve seen in my neighborhood the graph may be a bit exaggerated, but not really by much; the kids I seen in this neighborhood, and in public using cell phones are getting younger and younger.

    Perhaps if I’d been raised in a more technologically advance era my opinions may be different.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    We got cells for our kids when they were in middle school, but it wasn’t just for the sake of getting them a phone. They were both involved in after school activities, and giving them cell phones made things easier on us, as parents. No more showing up at school to pick them up, only to discover they were going to be another 30-45 minutes.

  • Prema

    lol my cousin just got his cell phone (last year).. he’s 11, which matches with the graph :D