No, an 8 year old does not need a cell phone. For one, they have no need for one. Another, they are not responsible enough to have one. Everyone used to manage without a cell phone and now everyone can't seem to live without one.
N o. Y would an 8 yr b out of contact with parent and 8 yr old mines didn't talk on phone and she is 12 now and don't have a cell phone because me or my parents takes her to school functions and outings
It depends if it's a regular phone for emergencies or because you think they deserve one, yes. But if it's just because they've been begging you or something then no, because if it's just for fun and games their soon going to get addicted to it, but if you think they deserve it sure.
I am 15 now, and i got my first phone when i was 12, it is handy to call parents. my advice get them a cheep trac phone, with a cheep phone card. Buy them a 60 minute card every 3 months, make them buy extra cards. It is good for learning.
Unfortunately, you can't buy the cell phones which used to be sold which were designed for children--they limited outgoing calls to numbers which were set by the parents--to call Mom & Dad, perhaps approved friends, other relatives, and emergency numbers. But, do you think an 8-year-old child should have a device which gives, say, a pedophile access to that child?
I think that Kids should not have a cell phone. I didn't get one until I was 11 and in the 6th grade. Now that I am going into 8th I would have different opinions. Maybe a small prepaid phone, but i still wouldn't because the kids would use up all the minutes. Then the kids wouldn't be able to reach you. I personally don't think 8 year old should have cell phones
it depends on what they do. if they sit at home all the time, then no, but if they go to friends' houses a lot and go to extra-coriculor and/or after school things, then yes. However, an iPhone 4s would not be too smart with someone that young, an inexpensive go-phone would be a much better idea
In my opinion, I think it wouldn't be useful. Unless it was for emergencies only. I still dont see why an eight year old would need one. They would be too busy playing games and wouldn't want to do anything.
I want people to stop posting this question on Ask, Yahoo, and whatever. Anyone under the age of 12 (or 11) has such a controlled environment that they don't need to have a phone to "call their mommy." It is just a waste of your hard-earned dough and something that can be a annoying distraction that has negative downfall. Some other kids may even nag to your child of how he or she is "spoiled." If the phone was given at a early age your child can have developed spoiled qualities. Instead of getting your kid a cell phone, use your money more wisely such as investing or just saving. I recommend getting your child a cell phone the summer after fifth grade right before sixth. They should also have to pay for part of the plan and phone to teach responsibility. So, overall, NO!!!
I got my phone when I was 12,i got my tablet when I was 13;i still don't use my phone often,besides that I bought xperia play and I only used it to call so after that my mother gave me a nokia. You can give your kid a nokia for just callling.if the kid will learn how to take of a thing in that age it would be good and not only that he will also know the value of money seeing that how hard it was for him to get the phone and taking care for it;but as a drawback you must check the kid's phone from time to time. I do not take care of any of the word and meaning of the word(s) used on this website(ask.com and direct links) for people or a individual person who are/is not staff(s).Read and follow or understand the meaning of the answers on your own risk. I assure no refund of your loss.
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It depends ,if the child is responsible and smart and know cellphone what's for... And their parents look at their phone that can record what happen if you erase something, who's their texting... Their parents cannot give their lod. And their parents must give 1hour or 15-20minutes a whole day to play the game on their phone or etc.. And their parents might say rules and regulations. they can say to their parent to txt his clasmate or groupmate's parent if the child need something to know.They may bring their phones when in school but just keep them on their bags For EMERGENCIES And for places they will go without their parents. Because I base on my experience, responsible too, have a cp around grade3-4 or 8-9 yrs old. And i remember that is my reward for being Top in class. And I took my responsible using my cellphone.
they should have primitive phones JUST to contact their parents, not for playing games and accessing the web. Any entertainment handheld devices have very bad effects on children physically, mentally and psychologically
They should not be alone enough to require one. The years between say 11 and 8 are not something to be taken lightly. Its like saying; well I'm 16 so why shouldn't a 13 year old lose their virginity? [High school people].
I got my phone when i was 8 and was responsible enough to keep it.BUT There is ONE specific phone that is PERFECT for average kids.It's called the"Firefly" look for it on google.This phone is especially made for kids and are only able to call contacts that YOU put on the phone.If you want to add/remove contacts you need to go to parental settings and put a code so that they can't get in it.Plus,when your in the settings,you can call whoever you want.This phone has 2 big buttons,one for mom, other for dad.Its only 20$ a month for 120 minutes too.