At what age should a child be given a cell phone? Or should they at all? In my opinion I think they should be at least 14 or 15 before they get one.
Answer by markd12 · Sep 01, 2011 at 06:35 AM
I think all children from the age of 4 or 5 should have a mobile phone of some kind, it gives them the ability to contact their parents or their guardian if they ever get in trouble and to contact the emergency services if they need to.
Answer by catchatyou · Sep 01, 2011 at 06:39 AM
I think no younger than twelve, because I'm 16, and I just got a phone, but I never use it. The only thing I can see it being handy for is if they're in middle school and they're calling their parents to get picked up after a sport practice.
A three year old does not need a cell phone. That's just ridiculous now.
Answer by lunertexcosmo · Sep 01, 2011 at 12:15 PM
I got mine at 11 because middle school was further away and I needed a way to contact my parents incase something happened. Things have happened on the bus and it's come in handy real well there. I think 14 to 15 is a little old. They need a phone for school theycan use incase something happens. Plus teens need a way to to with their friends. It's even assumed these days my friends/classmates have phones. It's just something you need in today's world. Not a big smartphone, just a cell phone you can call and text your parents and friends on.
Answer by xfbs · Sep 01, 2011 at 06:53 PM
You can't ignore the social necessity of a mobile phone these days. I'm a nerd, so to me this kinda stuff is less relevant, but still I find that having a phone (in my case, an iPhone) is like driving a BMW - I would call it the post-modern equivalency of a d*ck extension. Of course you could live without one, but it makes life harder. My German teacher said that when you unconsciously judge a person, about 90% of your judgement derives from non-verbal aspects of the person, which includes looks, smells, and artifacts (phone, ear ring, that kinda stuff).