When is a Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

By twoda@uknow.com (Tim Woda)

Cellphones have created a few dilemmas in digital parenting. Particularly with smartphones, parents have to be sure what their children are doing on social media and other apps.

Let’s look at the first dilemma that parents will come across: deciding when their child should have a cellphone. In this discussion, your child is sure to bring up the argument that every other kid in their class already has one.

This is a time when you have to make a personal decision for your child and ignore the pressure from other parents.WebMD covered this topic and provided a few statistics on the matter. Here is some of the background information:

  • 85% of teens aged 14 to 17 have cell phones

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Read the full article here: http://resources.uknowkids.com/blog/when-is-a-child-ready-for-a-cell-phone

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