I personally have been a heavy cellphone user for about 15 years, and earlier this year developed a massive subdural hematoma bleeding on the brain. Yes, sexual abuse in the home and at school is nothing new, but I trust myself to control and monitor what phone he gets, what hes doing on it, etc, in order for him to have a way to call for help or text a code word or something, vs trusting others in school and especially his own father. . Do whatever makes you comfortable and lets you talk and get to know each other better. Only do this if your child is extremely mature.
I got a iPhone when I was ten. Sometimes boys less mature than girls. How did you feel when you were grounded and all of your friends got to go to the park to have fun and you couldn't. If you really want your child to be responsible,make them pay part of the phone bills,and speaking of which,I'd recommend limited text,call,and data so they will manage their phone in a mature way,instead of using it for practically the entire day. One time I was apparently supposed to be a car rider on the way home from school, and I didn't know that my mom was emailing me because I didn't get a chance to look at my computer.
I didn't ask for it, I didn't tell any of my friends about it, nor did I use it very often, outside of occasionally sending things like birthday wishes to my family. I have been begging to my parents for one for years, but my parents are not budging on the issue and I am not expecting one until high school when i will probably be the only one without a phone. Yes I am soon getting a phone for my birthday and have fantastic grades but I'm not going to put school behind me for a expensive phone! Yes you may have find my Iphone connected to another iphone device but, you are still have the chance of not being about to find it ever again. Tell me what you think about my philosophy. And the 50 percent that doesn't have a phone is probably either getting one for christmas or for their birthday. I think it depends on maturity. It's because, at this time, they are growing up and embracing the pressure of fitting in.
That doesn't mean you have to let them date if you truly believe they aren't ready, but you should consider your reasons carefully. Then you shouldn't have any problems. I have to use someone elses phone to call them They get mad when i miss calls and texts, but i go out a lot, and i cant receive texts if im not on WiFi. Need some help to get them going? So, we took the phone away. So, it worked out great for me, but it was the old basic bo bo nokia phones with nothing but ability to contact people and text. This could really hurt students who want to be a part of the Ivy League.
I try my best to be the way my parents want me to, I do everything on time, I get perfect grades, I'm no nerd I have many friends and all of them, all of them have phones, I'm not rude to my parents at all, and I only fight with my siblings sometimes, its no daily event. The general rule was that the girls used public settings on their fandom accounts, but strong privacy settings for their personal accounts. I am getting one for my birthday in August. And remember: Many kids do not come out to their parents first, largely out of fear of judgment or criticism. Dress casual, not like you're going to church! I was told I would be getting a phone for my 15th birthday and I was looking forward to it. Now, it's on to me.
Usually 12 or 13 But only if they work hard for the phone before you do buy them a phone, make sure you educate them on their rules and boundaries and make sure they are responsible enough, but even if you do trust them, monitor your child's activity. It is amazingly too young. . Also see how they take care of the Ipod, do they throw it, treat it like garbage or do they put a lot of care into it even though its not an actual phone. But I don't know about you. I mean, only being able to flirt and visit.
I can't even listen to music on my music player because then it will corrupt my brain. I'm 12 and I'm already dating an 8th grader! Believe me been there done that all the craziness, you know when you're out somewhere and you need to contact your parents and you don't have a phone and see have to borrow one and it's embarrassing, nobody wants to feel like they owe somebody else like they are a burden! I know that I might seem like I am bragging, but I am not. Let us know how it goes! Flip a coin this is a hard one, getting your children a cell phone depends on their attitude their responsibility their maturity their reasons, your reasons. . Any age before then I think kids should be able to just enjoy childhood carefree and I think having a phone any age below 12 would change this :. Neither boys or girls are mentally mature until they're about 20. Fifth graders have phones, and I don't.
It is impossible to say what is normal; you could have short parents and still be tall, or tall parents and be short, or any combination of the heighth your parents. Honestly, if you treat a child in middle school with respect, they should be mature enough to handle a smartphone. Finally, we checked in with their parents to get their reactions. I think that, it's up to you, you are the only one who knows whether your child is mature and responsible enough or not. Stop trying to live in the past, I feel sorry for your kids. And smartphones have built in security features that help parents and kids stay connected.