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How old should a child be to have a cell phone?

my 11 yr old grandaughter is very responsible and mature for her age. I have sen some of her friends cting stupid with theior phones, I don't think she will. I say yes, her papaw says no

 
myya

Asked by myya at 6:41 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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Answers (8)
  • My daughter is very responsible and was younger than that when she got hers.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 6:43 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • DH and I have decided 16 (or whenever they start driving). Should they need one before then they can borrow one of ours.
    mrsjon

    Answer by mrsjon at 6:48 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • I say it depends on the child. My brother and sister got one when they started going to places without an adult, such as shopping, on a walk to the park etc. I think they were 12 or 13. I got my first one at 17 ;)
    Tarrar

    Answer by Tarrar at 6:44 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • emmyandlisa, Hi thank you for your responce. verything worked out ok with your daughter having a cell phone? Did you put any limits on it?
    myya

    Comment by myya (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • 15/16. There is NO reason a kid needs a cellphone. PERIOD.
    surfgrl60

    Answer by surfgrl60 at 7:36 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • My daughter has one she is 11 too,she cant make calls but textes all the time,if she needs to call her girlfriend i let her use mine.she got hers when she was 10 .my boys had theres after my brothers got a new one so realy they never have had a new one ,just hand me downs fones works just as good and all i have to do is add min.
    acrainpain1

    Answer by acrainpain1 at 7:46 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • It depends on the child and their activities.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:26 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • When the have J-O-B to pay for their own bills!!!!
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:57 PM on Jun. 2, 2011