Children with Cell Phones
I don't know about you but these days more and more children are getting cell phones. There is always a good reason for them to have one however, have you ever wondered do they need a cell phone at an early age? I know that there is a good reasoning for them to have cell phones and some can find ways to see why it is a bad idea for them to have cell phones.
I work at a public place and now it seems I see children younger than 10 have cell phones and unfortunately they seem to always lose their phones. They come up to the front and ask us "have you seen my cell phone?" When we ask them where they were before they realized they lost their phone they kind of give us a blank look. Now that is a reason that young children shouldn't have a phone at times. But this isn't the case with some children because there are some who can be responsible and they seem to manage no to lose their cell phones.
Most parents give their children cell phones so they can get a hold of them when they are not around. That is a good reason to give them a cell phone because no one knows when an emergency will happen. But now it seems that they don't just use cell phones for phones calls, they also have learned how to text and once that happens they are giving their number to all their friends and before you know it, they have more than 100 text messages.
Having a cell phone is a necessity now more than one can think. But does anyone remember when we didn't have to always depend on cell phones? I grew up when cell phones probably started coming out but my parents never gave me a cell phone, I had to buy my own and that was at the age of 18, talk about being behind in technology. My parents always told me that if someone had to call me, they could call the home phone and leave a message if I wasn't there. How was it when you were young?
Every child is different because of the way that they are disciplined withing their family and how they are taught to do things in their family. Some children you can trust them and some you can't, it would really have to depend on the parents when it comes to that point. My parents trusted me but they just didn't feel the necessity for a cell phone, even now they only have a phone because we had to convince them that one day they would run into an emergency and it is always good to have a cell phone at that time. If I had a child, I would say probably after the age of 15 is a good age because they will be able to understand how to use a cell phone better than at a younger age and they would be able to take care of it more. But every parent is different, so at what age do you think children should get a cell phone?