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A new survey indicates the average age for children when they get their first cell phone is six years old.

Coupon company conducted the survey, which included 2,290 parents who had at least one child between 11 and 16.

About 31 percent of the parents said they purchased phones for their children as a security measure, and 20 percent so their kids could keep up with their friends.

The survey also says about 96 percent of their children had a call phone, 83 percent had their own TV or sound system and 71 percent had their own handheld game consoles.

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