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When Should You Get Your Kid a Cell Phone?

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.

This is hot topic among many of my friends with grade school and middle school aged children. phone_pile-300x158Since 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.

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Written by Anisa Raoof