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Cell Phones

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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In your Opinion, What age is appropriate for a child to get a cell phone?
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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nellyb118
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM
When they begin driving or maybe a little earlier if they are involved in after school activities that a parent(me or dh)wouldn't always be present.
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shygrl3cccm
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM
Idle yet... 13 for emergencies sounds good
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proudmommy_1
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:57 PM
I didn't get my first cell phone until I was 16 but I think 13 would be an okay age as long as they are responsible.
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kyuteangl88
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

My daughter is 6 and I'm getting her one, but only because her dad is a POS and I want her and her brother to be able to call me whenever they need to while they are at his house :-/

katiebug840204
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM
Agree

Quoting nellyb118:

When they begin driving or maybe a little earlier if they are involved in after school activities that a parent(me or dh)wouldn't always be present.
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wubbunny420
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM

depends on the child, both my 11 yr old and 14 yr old have them

Rachel.momof4
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM
My daughter was 11 or 12
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alexis_06
by AnnaLisa on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM

omg, i didnt get one until i was 19....i had a pager from age 15-17 tho..

i think NOW A DAYS kids get them so young....but, i also think theres sooo many things to consider when getting one...my niece, who just turned 10..got an ipod for her bday, i had NO idea you could text from one of those things..lol..her and her friends were having a sleepover...texting...and they were right next to each other!! LOL  anyways............i think it depends on the kid..if alexis was to be invovled in an after school sports thing, i would totally get her one..just "incase"....but not til maybe grade 6 or 7......i dunno...she sonly in grade 1 now...its kinda hard to say..LOL

 

ceciliam
by Cecilia on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here. It depends on every one's individual situation.

Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Jun. 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM

16 for our son.  

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