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Do your kids have cell phones?

If so, what are their ages? We are trying to decide if our kids really do *need* them. LOL


Asked by scout_mom at 2:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (11)
  • I don't think it is neccessary unless they are away alot such as sports or a job. Just to have to talk to friends is bs. My oldest one 12 and has been asking for one for several years. Still waiting also.

    Answer by arenad at 2:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My 15 yr old son does. It's not really necessary though.


    Answer by Shines3 at 2:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My 17 year old son has one. I do that so I can keep up with him,and find him when I need to. Plus, if he's with friends, and needs a ride home (we have told him, no matter what time, and no questions asked), he can call us. Plus, by him having a cell, my home phone doesn't ring off the hook.

    Answer by jaycietaylorgma at 2:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Only our 9 and 14 yr olds. The 6 yr old does not. Honestly our 9 year old doesn't "need" it but it has come in handy a couple times especially since my ex-husband and i share custody.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 2:23 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Not yet, but my oldest (who will be 5) will be getting one next year before school starts!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:26 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My son was 10 when he got one. At that point all his friends had them. It wasn't really an expense, we just had to change our plan. Did he NEED it? No. But it's something that all kids get these days. Now he is 15. Not once has he ever used the house phone. That is the way kids communicate. Usually by texting.

    Answer by mompam at 2:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My son is 4 years old and no he does not have one. He will get one at 16 when he starts driving and help pay the bill.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:18 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • older teens,,,yes. They have their phones on for everyone but me! lol

    Answer by beyondhopes at 4:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My son got one right after cell phones came back online in September 2001. We live 30 miles from NYC and I just completely freaked out after that. He was 10. He also called/texted so much the first month that the bill was $300, watch out!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:34 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My 15 yr old and my 9 yr old boys

    Answer by canta1980 at 11:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2010