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Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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Should a 12 year old be allowed to have control over their own cell phone?  Or should they be under  parental control so they don't run up the bill?  What do you think?

by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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s.t.e.p.h
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I don't think a 12 year old needs a cell phone. And if they absolutely need it, yeah, parental control. I wouldn't trust a 12 year old to have a cell phone un-monitored.

LivinDeadGurl
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM

I don't think they even really need a cell phone at that age, but I would definitely have it monitored. 

CoolMommyofboys
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM

depends on how responsible they are?  I would have been fine with one then (there wasn't such a thing lol) because I respected my parents

my boys will prob. have one- they can't "run up a bill" on our plan cuz it is unlimited everything.  I will however moniter their fb, e-mail, texts, etc.

I can't wait to see what kind of cell phones there are in five years- they have come a long way already...I remember my Dads first one- it was HUGE- in a bag and one was bigger w/o the cord- I think Ross on Friends had one like it  LMAO

artistmom889
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Parental control.   maybe prepaid,

CoeyG
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM

A 12 year old shouldn't have a cellphone period.

k.ray
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:21 PM
my 12, 14, 16 yr olds have their own.
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Number1Chef
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:39 PM

i think it depends on the 12 year old

HTMommy
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:02 PM

I think it depends on responsibility of your 12 yr old.

If your kid doesn't do much outside of your supervision then no they don't need one.

If they are a super busy body and never home and you don't go with them to practices or out with their friends, then yea for safety reasons they should have a phone.

Other than that, no I don't think they need a phone at 12

Isabellas_Mom
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM


Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I don't think they even really need a cell phone at that age, but I would definitely have it monitored. 

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CoeyG
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM


Quoting k.ray:

my 12, 14, 16 yr olds have their own.

What for?  

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