A recent survey finds that many American adults with wireless phone service think it's a good idea for most kids between 12 and 18 to have their own cell phones.
In a survey by Fenton, Mo.-based Maritz Poll, 54 percent of 803 people said safety was a primary reason why kids should be allowed to carry mobile phones. And, they think children should be allowed to carry them to school, despite bans on them.
"Parents and adults who subscribe to wireless services appear to view cell phone ownership among teen-agers as perfectly normal -- equal to buying their kid a bicycle or a new video game," said Maritz's Paul Pacholski.
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