Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kids and Cell phones -- A good idea??

I am sorry, it's been a while since I've written!!

This topic came up on Twitter moms!! I am not sure if it is a good or bad idea. Most times, I think it is a great idea. Especially for children who are in their preteen and teen life. Here are 5 reasons it is good for children to have cell phones:
  • It's a way for parents to keep in touch with their children, when they are not home.
  • Children will be better organized (they can keep notes on what needs to be done during the course of the day)
  • If a child is lost, they have a way to call mom or dad or police
  • Parents will always have a way to know where their child is (either through GPS or contacting the child).
  • It allows children to feel a sense of freedom that their parents aren't always "bugging" them!

If you would like your children to own a phone for any reasons my suggestion would be contact Kajeet. They are a company that offers cell phone service for children. Their are special plans and phones that are made just for kids. You can contact them at the following website:

1 comment:

  1. My 14yr old has a cell phone. She is with Virgin Mobile on a pay as you go. It is great because if she has a sport practice after school she can call or txt that she will be late and I need to give her a ride home as she will miss the bus. It is also good because you can take the phone and see what they are up to (if need be) and know who all their friends are and their numbers should you ever need it.