Back to School: Choosing a Cell Phone for Your Child

Take the mystery out of this back-to-school assignment.

ByABC News via logo
August 29, 2010, 8:27 PM

Aug. 30, 2010 — -- This morning on "Good Morning America" you saw correspondent Claire Shipman report about parents who are considering getting cell phones for their pre-teen children.

They're not alone. A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that 31 percent of 8- to 10-year-olds now have cell phones. The number of 11- to 14-year-olds with cell phones is 69 percent and the figure rises to 85 percent for 15- to 18-year-olds.

Click HERE to read a full report about the study.

If you are considering getting your school-age child a cell phone, here are a few resources to help you choose the correct phone.

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