Yes, why not? But there are rules a parent must insist to a young child in using the cellphone. First, it must be strictly used to send messages home to let the parent know where the child is and what he is doing, but not to be opened in public. Second, it must serve the purpose of exchanging notes with classmates concerning school work. But it must not distract his studies by using it indiscriminately. Third, it must not be used to attract snatchers along the streets and inside vehicles. These are only few of the rules a parent must tell his child to observe.