I never thought that I would allow my childern to have a cell phone until they were teenagers but now that my son is in second grade and getting invites more to birthday parties and to play at a friends' house, wanting to go to the park across the street and wanting to walk home from school Im seriously thinking about it. We live in a small town of only 1100. I'd like to be able to easily reach him if need be and for him to easily be able to reach me. How does everyone else feel on this with your kids? I brought up the topic withy husband today after I let my son walk the 5 blocks home with a friend. I mentioned maybe getting him just a very basic prepaid phone for Christmas or his birthday but he says no way. I can understand his answer because I used to feel the same way. Anyways...thoughts? What age do you think kids should get cell phones and what are your reasons for it?
on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM