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Group Urges Parents To Delay Giving Kids Cell Phones

While the average child gets his or her first smartphone at 10, some parents are bucking the trend by promising to wait until their children are in eighth grade — when they're typically 13 or 14. The Wait Until 8th pledge — developed earlier this year by a group of Austin, Texas, parents — allows moms and dads to "rally together" so their children can look to other smartphone-free peers throughout elementary school.

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