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* The average age at which children receive their first mobile phone is eight

* Children who own phones are more likely to become victims of crime. Of the 700,000 mobiles stolen last year, almost half were taken from under 18s

* A recent study found that 14 per cent of children had been bullied by text message, making it three times more common than internet or email bullying

* A telecommunications research house is developing a system which gives schools and parents control over phones via a website

* Scientists in Hungary have found that regular users of mobile phones have sperm counts up to 30 per cent lower than non-users

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