Your child comes home from school and asks for a
The age at which children ask for cell phones keeps getting younger, and many elementary school children now have cell phones. It may be easy to say ‘no’, but before doing so, consider that it may actually make sense for your child to have a cell phone. Also consider that there are a variety of cell phone parental controls that you can enable to protect your child.
Here are some of the benefits of a phone for kids:
A cell phone will allow you to reach your child when necessary and will allow your child to do the same. It is also a great tool to allow your child some much valued freedom while still allowing you to keep in contact with them.
Sheila dropped her son off at soccer and went
Jed was hesitant about letting his 13-year-old go to a
Many children approach their parents complaining that they need a phone since much of their classmates’ social activity happens online. For persons growing up before the advent of social media this may seem rather strange, but we should remember that our kids have a point. Lacking the ability to join their friends online may be just as detrimental as being permanently grounded was when we were young. (Remember, if you decide to get your child a smartphone, talk with hi or her about online safety and consider investing in an online child phone protection app, such as Jiminy).
A Phone for kids doesn’t have to be costly
Cost may be another factor in your decision. Getting a
Bottom line? Parents know best
So, is your child too young for a cell phone or a smartphone? You know your child
Whatever you decide – a child phone protection app like Jiminy is a must for parents who wish to understand how children use their phones and keep them safe.