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At what age should a child get a first phone? (Open_Tab)

Bridget Carey joins Jeff Bakalar and Joseph Kaminski to talk about the role that smartphones play in parenting and when would be the right time to hand a device over to a kid.

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Many of us as adults are constantly addicted to our smartphones, but at what age is it OK to hand one over to a child? Guest Bridget Carey joins Jeff Bakalar and Joseph Kaminski to talk about the role that smartphones play in parenting and when would be the right time to hand a device over to a kid in this excerpt from Open_Tab.

When do you think is the right age? Talk about it in the comments below.

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