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Do you allow your kids to make phone calls to friends?

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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My dd came home with a classmate's phone number. I think 5 is way too young to start talking on the phone, unless it's occasionally with family.  Do you allow your kids to talk to friends on the phone? Does the age matter to you?

by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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brittany208
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Mine is only 3.5 and I can't see him talking on the phone for a VERY long time. Other than a quick hello to grandma when I'm calling her anyways. I would use the phone number to set up playdates, not for the kids to call and chat.

liss05
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

He has just started talking to his friends  on the phone over the summer and he is almost 8yo.

Gweneveer
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

No, but my 5 yr old did the same.  She hasnt asked to call though.  I probably wouldnt let her anyway, lol!  Too young!

Raeann11
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

They have never asked to. But yes I would let them for a bit.

Jodyblonde2007
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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the only people my kids are allowed to talk on the phone with right now is family members. I think that they are too young to be using the phone otherwise. They are 5, 3, and 1. For me I want them to wait until they are in at least middle school

steffielou_who
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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I think my oldest was 5-6 when he started talking on the phone with his buddy.. Now, they are always on the phone together..


sophiesmom07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM


Quoting Gweneveer:

No, but my 5 yr old did the same.  She hasnt asked to call though.  I probably wouldnt let her anyway, lol!  Too young!

Lol, o.k, so I'm not alone on this! 

sophiesmom07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM


Quoting Jodyblonde2007:

the only people my kids are allowed to talk on the phone with right now is family members. I think that they are too young to be using the phone otherwise. They are 5, 3, and 1. For me I want them to wait until they are in at least middle school

Same here.  My dd talks to grandma, that's about it.  

LucyHarper
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Yes, they are just talking to their friend, its not a big deal.

dbush0584
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM
if they wanted to I would
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