Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by motherofpearls at 11:09 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by AshleyBDG at 11:09 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 11:11 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by kenzie07 at 11:21 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 11:32 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
If it's basically just a toy used to communicate with friends, then I'd say they can have one when they can pay for it. If it's for safety, then I'd say when the safety issue arises. If it's for the parent's convenience then it should be at the parent's discretion.
My daughter is 14 and does not have her own cell phone. We do have a spare phone that we issue to her when it's convenient to us for her to have it or when we feel it contributes to her safety, but she has to give it back to us when the special situation is over. We've had the extra phone for over a year, and she's only had it in her possession 4 or 5 times, all of which were for my convenience.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:54 AM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 3:27 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by justnancyb at 11:07 AM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by newathis918 at 12:19 PM on Aug. 17, 2010