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My parents gave me one when I was 16, but we are talking about a time where the cell phone was twice the size of a cordless phone (when they first came out) and was very heavy. It wasn’t a phone that you could just put in your pocket, and it didn’t come with caller id, or even store numbers. My parents gave it to me because I was working and starting to venture out on my own. LOL, I know I just dated myself too.
yes, I totally get that some kids do need them, considering they participate in sports, after school activities, etc, and I know a few kids whose parents are divorced have them. I get that kids have them to fit as well. My daughter is nine and has been asking for a phone all year because all her friends have one. I will totally admit my husband and I gave in and gave her an old smart phone, she couldn’t call or text, and she could only download or use the internet with wifi. Then I got a call from another parent saying she had left an inappropriate email to one of her friends. She claims her friend was snap chatting her inappropriate things, and for some reason she couldn’t snap chat back so she just sent out that email. Long story short I took that phone away, and disabled snap chat, instagram, and whatever else I didn’t think was fit for a nine year old. I have since then given her that phone back but it is strictly for games only and I will periodically check it.
I am just curious to what everyone else’s thoughts were on this subject 🙂
I personally, know enough to hold a conversation and think it’s amazing. My husband mines them so I know a little. I also know enough to laugh when the news talks about them because you can tell they really have no clue.
I think it is becoming more socially accepted along with tattoos. I guess it all depends on what type of company or work you are looking at. Do you have choices of what you can get it pierced with?
I have four. Three girls ages 9,8 and 5 months. My son is 6.
I am starting to blog because I like to write, and I “hear” you can make money doing it. I am not working right now because I have three school aged children who can not quite take care of themselves, and a five month old. So needless to say childcare would be far too expensive, especially considering my infant is a special needs baby. So that is why I am giving this a shot 🙂
I have four children. A nine year old, eight year old, six year old, and a five month old (who has down syndrome).
kickboxing, brewing beer with my husband, cooking healthy, and hopefully i can add blogging 🙂
st. peters, mo
lol @ Pegasus exactly!! And I think I’m with you on being caught in the generation gap. I also agree with how phones are basically gaming devices for kids. I don’t know how many times I have to change my password on my phone because my kids will try to just run off with it, however, we have gaming devices, and computers for them and most importantly a huge backyard 🙂 I know it’s becoming the trend for kids to have phones, but there are some people who just simply can’t afford it, especially when there is really no need. As much as I love my kids, and want to give them everything their little heart desires, and give them a better life than I had, I just can’t afford it. Another thing is that my kids are all a year apart, so if I give one child a phone, I’m getting bombarded by two other ones who want a phone lol 🙂