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What age do you feel is appropriate for your child to have a cell phone?

 
MaterialGirl198

Asked by MaterialGirl198 at 11:27 PM on Mar. 24, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (11)
  • When they can pay for it. It is a tool & a privilege, not a toy or necessity.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:42 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • When they can pay for it.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:28 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • we had this conversation in one of the groups a while back. My thought and the consensus of that group at that time was that it depends on the child (of course) and his or her circumstances, but around 13 or 14 seems about right.
    judimary

    Answer by judimary at 11:28 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • When they are responsible and don't go over their minutes. Around 30 or 40?
    jenmerk

    Answer by jenmerk at 11:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • I think around 15
    sweetpea1217

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 11:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • ^^ If thats the case none of us would have phones lol
    MaterialGirl198

    Comment by MaterialGirl198 (original poster) at 11:30 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • When he/she can afford to pay at least half the bill. I didn't have a cellphone until I was 17 and had a job, and even though I paid for it if I was doing bad in school or not doing my chores my parents would still take it away. I hated it then but I give them major kudos now that I'm a parent because I will be doing the same with my kids when they get older.

    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 11:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • depends on the circumstances
    mamawilbur

    Answer by mamawilbur at 11:39 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • When they can pay for it themselves.

    banana-bear

    Answer by banana-bear at 11:44 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Depends on the child. Our kids both have them..they are 15 and 12. I like being able to get in touch with them easily if I need to when we or they are away from the house.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 2:27 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

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