Katy Mom wants to know what age is appropriate
I have a 6yr oldÂ and 11yr old andÂ they bothÂ been asking me when will they getÂ their own cell phones. I have been debating what age should I start giving them cell phones. I didn’t give my 15 yr old a cell phone until he was 13yrs. Did I start too early or too late? I decided to give him one because of all the extra curricular activities he was in. The one thing that I am concerned about is too much phone usage.Â AreÂ we ready to hear those rings and what about those text messages? What cell phone plan would benefit them? Should I get them on a texting plan? Also what phone would be best? These areÂ some of manyÂ questions that come to mind.
I have seen children as young as 9yrs of age with cell phones in their hands. A cell phone canÂ always be handy in an emergency when needed especially if theyÂ have to stay after school or attend extra curricular activities. This has came in veryÂ handy for me with my 15yr old.Â
Â I love the family plans that some cell phone carriers have. Have any of you taken advantage of them? Or should we limit them on how much they can talk on the phone, like prepaid? Oh lets not forget that we need to educate them on how they need to use the cell phone too. Can a 6yr old understand how to use a cell phone? Â I never knew shoppingÂ for that right cell phone or phone planÂ could be so hard. It’s almostÂ as hard as shopping for shoes for me by selecting the right ones that fit comfortably.Â So my Katy parentsÂ have you encountered my issue? What have been your past experiences?