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Do you think its right for a 5 year old to have a phone?

i dont think its right at all

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Well .. actually .. I know people who have provided their young'ns with a phone for emergencies. They have been taught how to call their parents, if they need help. This is particularly handy when a child is forced to spend time with an estranged parent. It's a measure of safety and security.

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Um.....no

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No it's pointless why would a five year old need a phone

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lucky

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lol
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hey joker wat r u doing
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just on ask.com.
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you know it
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No, that's absurd... unless it's a toy phone.

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exactly but what i saw wasnt a fake it as real
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i dont think so and i dont know what a 5-year old would use it for

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I agree with you. Way too young!

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No, 5 years is still too young to have a cell phone !

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what for, are they gonna call there partner

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No :-)

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no way!

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It's ridiculous. But this isn't the first I've heard of a 5-year-old having a cell phone. That child will grow up feeling entitled, and will not ever realize how rewarding it can be to work and wait for something. His or her parent(s) need their head(s) examined. There is absolutely no excuse for this. If the child is in danger, as someone else alluded to, then that child should be taken out of the dangerous situation. Period.

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Green beans for breakfast FGMJ!!! Or do ya prefer green eggs & ham? LoLoL !! I caught up with your Mikey yesterday & was able to ask him a tomato question! :D Please tell him thanks again for taking time to answer! :)
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I will, if he ever finds time for me, pout, pout. With everything going on in each of our lives lately, it's been difficult finding time for each other. I cannot wait until this changes. Take care!
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No it's pointless

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No they something can use for emergency at walmart its near the pharmacy

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Sorry, No.

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yes it is right. not only a phone... why don't you give him a car key? let him or her go to the pub or bar. Government should allow them to have a gun.. 5 years is a responsible kid. they will drink responsibly.

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LoLoL !! You're funny nyd!! :D
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really!!! I thought I am the most reasonable person here :)...
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Yes. my 5 year old has one. and my 3 year old. My old phones that don't work anymore!:) They won't get a real one till they get a job or their drivers license, whichever happens first

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omg at the beginning of your answer i was like what until it reached the end of the answer i was like wooo
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:) Sorry, I like taking people for a loop! By the time my kids are out of grade school maybe i will change my rules a little.But am planning to at least make them wait till after 8th grade
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No whats the point who thy gonna call tht their friends with?

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"who they gonna call.....ghostbusters!". LoLoL !! :D
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Nope , !!!!

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For what?!

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No my kids at elementary school all have phones and darn I don't only one.

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When I was 5, I had a phone. You know, the kind that had a string attached to it with these little eye balls that moved up and down when you dragged it around the house. As for an real phone...no way.

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No way they should at least be 11 before they get a phone.

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No it is not. All my daughters come home from school asking for a cell phone because of their friends having one. They were in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. It's all wrong.

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No...it's kind've sad

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It's not a matter if it's right or wrong. It's the parents choice and I'm sure they have a reason for giving their child a cell phone.

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ummm...No

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What the crap NO!

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No, how would they know how to use one anyway

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no way......a big no dear

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no because kids are kids and my brother is 8 and he doesnt have a phone i think at this age he should be more focused on his school not on technology and stuff

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No No No

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Yes they should for emergency.

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NO way

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Nope

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yesss i had a phone when i was 5 :)

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nobody said that was a good idea
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no it is not right, i mean seriously who will they call besides there parents?

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Not for personal use, maybe if its used to call a parent if the childs parents are seperated. But thats it. It should be on the parent the rest of the time

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I don't think there's anything wrong with it if the child is using it for emergencies, but calling up all his/her little friends would not be worth it.they don't know the value of the phone and they will be costing their parents a phone bill calling everybody in the united states of america. At least get a phone when you know how to text. I think 11 and up is fine, it's not like having something you have to be 13 to have. It's just a cellphone, as long as they use it maturely and don't use up all their minutes.

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I think you should get her/him a basic cheap phone that you can only call or text because 5 year olds are not responsible enough to take care of things

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depends on the circumstances, like if you and your husband are divorced and he can sometimes be abusive then yes, but block it from all numbers except mom, dads, 911 and a responsible neighbor or two

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no dont think so my daughter is 8 and wants one and i wont get her one

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kids shouldnt have cell phones, ipads, laptops, etc. untill they are absolutely needed. I hate seeing ten year olds with smart phones. Ever see the movie Idiocricy? Horrible movie, but its exactly what we are turning into.

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Nope because they won't know how to use it

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No, a 5 year child should not need a phone. Simply because a 5 year child is usually always supervised, so there is no need for emergence phone calls. Which is the excuse a 13 year old be using to get a phone. You don't want your 5 year old to be playing games all the time, which is going to happen if you do.

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Nooooo

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no if they did it should be a phone that only call certain numbers (gramma,home,911) and show the child to use it properly. with no games and safe numbers you can't go wrong

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Most 5 year olds can't spell can barley talk even. I don't think it's wrong, but I don't get the point of it either...

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My son plays a couple games on my iPhone, like and ABC game... a coloring game... but I would never drop that kind of cash to give him his own phone or device to break!

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Did you actually see or meet a 5-year old with his/her own phone?

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Some families don't have a house phone. I know lots of families who just have cell phones. Heck, that's what I have, just a cell. I do not think a child should have a cell phone for most purposes people have a cell phone. BUT if they live in a family that has no house phone, I think it is fine to get them a phone that only allows calls, and only allows calls to their parent(s)' phones, or siblings' phones, if the child is away from the family members.

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Yes and no
Yes- if an emergency happens and the child is only and in need of help and an adult isnt around
No- a waste of money if the child lost it

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