Monday, April 11, 2011

Too young for a cell phone??

What do you think the appropriate age is for a child to have a cell phone? I've seen kids as young as 5 yrs old with them? Makes it even harder when they have older sibling who has one to explain to them why they can't.  Does it just depend on the child and their maturity level? Yes there's games, music, pictures, videos etc...but there's also a huge safety issue to consider as well. Just wondered your thoughts as a parent...


  1. Jeff and I have decided they do not need phones till they are traveling with out us. So as long as mom or dad are doing school and event transport then no need for phone. But if they were old enough to take a bus then I'd want them to have a phone. For the other games and stuff.. Devon does have an iTouch but it was a gift that I was not in favor of!

  2. Yes I agree Michelle! When my daughter got her first phone is WASN'T from me and I was NOT in favor of it either...