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Posted: 3/7/2006 7:17:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 7:24:03 PM EDT by Wash-Ar15]
Quite a few of my daughters(8) classmates have cell phones.
So of course she is bugging me for one also.

I think she is too young but what do you guys think.

For those who have given cell phones to their children,od they abuse the phone minutes?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:20:31 PM EDT
I don't mind giving one to be used for emergency purposes only......

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:21:23 PM EDT
I didn't get mine til I was 17, and it sucks! At least I have a phone though, I ain't complaining.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 7:22:28 PM EDT by sdman11890]
give her one of those w/ 4 buttons, mom, dad, home, police! then tell her to get over it til she's 14
ETA: I didn't get mine til i was 15, and yes, it sucks, it's prepaid and all that crap, but it works.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:21:56 PM EDT
cell phone for an 8 year old? Hell no.

The only way I'd give a kid that young a cell phone is if it was restricted to calling their parents office, cell#, home, and 911.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:22:25 PM EDT
i gave my daughter hers when she was 12
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:23:05 PM EDT
oh ya and 5 choice polls dont work
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:24:21 PM EDT
i say wait until they are older. what is an 8 year old going to need a cell phone for? they are too young to be doing anything without adult supervision in the first place, and the adult should have a phone
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:25:34 PM EDT
16, when they start driving.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around a fuggin 7 year old with a cell phone.

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:25:37 PM EDT
I didn't get mine until I was 19. Until then I used..................... A LAND LINE!

What the hell do kids need a cell phone for? From what I saw from friends in high school the ones that paid for it themselfs were the only ones that didnt talk 2000 minutes a month a run up 300+ phone bills every month.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:25:49 PM EDT
For the sake of all her school teachers, PLEASE insist that she only uses the thing at school in emergencies.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:27:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fike:
16, when they start driving.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around a fuggin 7 year old with a cell phone.




Agreed on both statements.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:29:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 7:30:40 PM EDT by BigBang]
I have an 11 and a 9 yr. old. Both have had cell phones for over a year with no problems.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:38:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 7:39:12 PM EDT by CSM]
My little sister has one (13) and it is damn good she did! She and a friend were waiting in the car while my mom ran into the corner store to get some hamburger or whatever for dinner. This weird lady comes over and starts fucking with the door lock to the car. She is really trying to get in, and looks my sister in the eye and keeps trying. My sister starts honking the horn (nobody in the area does anything) and calls my mom.

Fortunately, it ended without incident. The weird lady ran away and the police did nothing.

On a positive note, my mom wants to get her CCW from this incident.

ETA: My sister is not spoiled, and realizes that the phone is a tool, not a toy.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:44:44 PM EDT
I think it should be over 13, under seems a little too young in my opinion.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:50:37 PM EDT
I don't have one...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:00:54 PM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:08:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
Quite a few of my daughters(8) classmates have cell phones.
So of course she is bugging me for one also.

I think she is too young but what do you guys think.

For those who have given cell phones to their children,od they abuse the phone minutes?



REal young? Get them a Firefly. Other than that use your judgement. I like the idea of m kids being able to call for assistance and to let me know they are ok.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:09:36 PM EDT
Repeat after me: 5 Poll Choices Don't Work
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:09:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fike:
16, when they start driving.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around a fuggin 7 year old with a cell phone.





Its great when their school bus is running late and I am freakng out at the bus stop.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:11:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 8:12:19 PM EDT by deej86]
I was 18 before I had a cellphone. My older sister was in college before her first phone.

There are new phones out there geared for younger kids that only allow pre-programmed numbers and also have a direct-dial for emergency assistance.

13+ for a cell phone. That's a good age IMO to learn responsibillity.

WildBoarHow old are your kids?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:14:10 PM EDT
I was 40 when I got mine.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
Repeat after me: 5 Poll Choices Don't Work



I tried telling him
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:17:19 PM EDT
Too late.Can't correct it so live with it.
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