This is hot topic among many of my friends with grade school and middle school aged children. Since phones today are often more than just a telephone, loaded with additional features such as video, texting, and social media apps, deciding when to let our kids have a phone is a bit more complicated these days.
PBS.org has a great list of questions here that parents can answer first including assessing your child’s independence and maturity level, how the phone can and will be used, cost, and school policies to help guide the cell phone dilemma and assist in making a plan that will work best in your family.
Category: kids, parenting + development, technology, teens (13 +), tweens
Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.
Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.