My 14 yr old DD has an iPhone which I pay for and monitor. It need to be plugged into the kitchen outlet before she goes to bed, and not taken into her room with her. I don't really trust that anything good happens on texts overnight. I feel that more freedom you give these kids with the phones, the more they will take! So last night, I noticed she was on the phone a ton, and asked her to hang it up at 10pm. She flipped her lid and started crying saying I don't want her to have any friends and she is bored. Oh Boy, we are in for a long summer then. I tried to get this kid into camp or other town activities, but it hasn't worked out. We are moving at the end of the month, and she's at a funny age, in between camp and employment.
Anyway, she felt she should have full possession of the phone for the next 2 weeks - I disagree. I told her she can tell her friends the same thing she was going to tell them overnight at 8am in the morning when she gets up.
So what are your limits on cell phone usage? Do you agree or disagree that the phone shouldn't be in her possession overnight. I can only see promises to sneak out coming from it - especially if we are moving to a new town in 2 weeks!