I looked at her and said "no, you can't have a phone. You are 6 years old and little girls don't need their own phones."
Right now she doesn't go anywhere that she might need to call me. she doesn't stay the night at friends houses, my husband and I are together so every night she is home and doesn't need one to be able to communicate privately from a are parent's house, and we live in the country so she isn't out with neighborhood kids playing all day long. I just don't see the need for one yet.
Next year I may get her one that can only call 911, my husband and myself, and my parents... But we shall see.
So all of this got me wondering.... What age did you get your child a cell phone? What kind did you buy? What restrictions did you put on it? And do you regret that decision and why?