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Is it fair to take cell phone away from kid who texts too much??

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Asked by LadyJewel0919 at 9:07 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • It's absolutely fair. Not only do I think it's fair, I think it's necessary. Kids are getting way too addicted to technology these days.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:08 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Yes

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 9:08 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • If you are paying the bill, YES! It's your money, you control how it's spent, regardless.

    Answer by m-avi at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I would if I saw it to be fit. Theres more to life beyond texting..and a phone. I'd take it and tell em to invite the friend OVER then they can talk all they want..IN PERSON.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Absolutely. Take away the texting plan!

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • WTF? You are the parent, if he is doing it too much, set some ground rules or take it away. It is perfectly fair.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • i think so. if they cant even focus on the things they are doing or people they are with because they are always talking to someone else.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Yes. Kids don't "need" cell phones.
    If they're going out and you want to be able to get a hold of them and have them be able to get a hold of you, then yes... necessary. To have while at school or while they're sitting at home texting instead of doing homework or interacting with their family...unnecessary.

    Answer by Laila-May at 9:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • get em a go phone and tell them you have this much minutes/money for your phone each month and if they go over your set amount then they can add more money to it but you wont until the next month....the phone after it runs out of mins it just wont recieve or send text/calls...but it DOES however make emergency calls like 911 with out minutes. so even if they are out of minutes rest assured if something happens they can still call for help.

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 9:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Uhhhhhh YES....why would you even wonder that....are you a pushover parent? Or are you asking for your SO sake?

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

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