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Kids & Cell Phones

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Published: May 8, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 36

(36) Anonymous, June 2, 2011 7:24 AM

phones

i think 12 . in year 7

(35) Anonymous, December 12, 2010 2:31 AM

How are you teaching your child to pay for their cell phone? I hope they are being taught responsibility in having a phone and texting!

(34) yesforcell, July 25, 2010 1:49 AM

Prepaid cell for kids is the way to go!

I totally believe in cell phones for kids and actually bought my daughter her first cell phone as a 5th grade graduation gift five years ago. It was the best decision. Not only am I able to reach her when ever, where ever, but feel a total sense of security that she can call me, a relative or the police should she ever need to. I started her off on TracFone, a really good prepaid plan that's been around for a while. At first she only had access to $20 worth of minutes a month, and she was pretty good keeping to her minutes. When she started high school, I upgraded her plan to $30 a month since she now does more texting. This buys her 200 minutes every month which is totally perfect for her. By now, she's learned to manage her time and minutes so well that she rarely runs out of time. So, my take on the situation is YES, definitely buy kids the cell phone, just make it prepaid and limit the minutes to something manageable.

(33) Anonymous, May 22, 2010 10:50 PM

12 aka year 7 for good safety reasons

(32) Anonymous, May 22, 2010 10:49 PM

12

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