Word on the Street: Giving kids cellphones

News 12 hit the streets to find out what age residents think is appropriate to give a child a cellphone.

News 12 hit the streets to find out what age residents think is appropriate to give a child a cellphone. (4/9/15)

BROOKLYN - A recent survey by VoucherCloud.net found that the majority of parents think the right age to get their child a cellphone is 6 years old.

It also found that the primary reason parents buy their children phones at such an early age is for security reasons, not to keep them entertained.

News 12 hit the streets to find out what age residents think is appropriate to give a child a cellphone.

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