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Should I get my 6 year old son a phone?

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No. A 6 yr will lose it. The age you should get them one is when they are old enough to be left at an activity and needs to be picked up.

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No.

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How often is he out of your reach and needing to get in touch with you??

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No. That's not a appropriate age to give a child a cell phone. I would wait until he's in middle school.

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I wouldn't cuz he's six. Who would he call besides his parents?

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No

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My 6 yr old niece has one, but it's just a minute phone, and it's only used for emergencies.

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America.

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Why are you going to delete your account its fun here.....?
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Idk...
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No but its your choice

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yeah, you can. up to you. just wouldn't let him have it now. can teach him how to use it.

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no

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Ya so u can use the gps to no where he is at all times and to call u but not to let him carry it but in his back pak not a toy but why not if u can pay for it they use a computer ???

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MuhHaloSIippd

Youre kidding right? Maybe a toy one.

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A toy phone yeah but a real phone is completely ridiculous! Wait and save one for him for his 10 or 11th birthday. 6 years old is way too young for a phone.

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Basic phone. No internet. Good for emergencies. If you can enable gps, even better.

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no not at all

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Yes.

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No, I'm thirteen and I don't have a phone!

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No dnt do it

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Get him the jider-bug lol

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Get him an iPhone 5. It will teach him responsibility.

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Haha great parenting
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Hahaha thanks! :D
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Yes! Just a simple flip phone. It's really good to have on him my sister got a phone at 7 and my mom never regret it!

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ANG, a child of that age shouldn't be out of mommy's site! Hold her hand until she's ten.
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SMH, not ANG
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School? Friends house?
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No.

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No, a kid at 6 years old is too young for a real phone. He can lose it, or dial random numbers talking to complete strangers. I received my phone when I was 13 years old. He can wait until he is at an appropriate age of being able to go to places on his own or with friends.

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Of course not.

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No, at his age, you should be holding his hand!

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Dear god, no

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No way can he be responsible enough to have a phone. It will get lost or broke, wrong numbers dialed including 911.

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What is wrong with people. Absolutely not. He is six. Accept it

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not unless you want him to be an antisocial brat who only cares about his phone and has no respect for anyone... not say that, that will happen because of the phone necessarily and with sole blame but lately that is how most kids are. also he might give the number out to some creep

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nooooooo

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why? when are you leaving your six year old alone to the point he'd need a phone? dude he's like six, he'll probably put it in a birdbath or something.

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No

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hellllllllllll no kids these days are becoming tooo reliant on technology when i grew up all i had to play with was outside he shouldn't b on his phone ruining his childhood i know i probably sound really old saying this but i was born in 1998 btw

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No! Even people that get phones when they are teenagers become mindless. wait until he is older and tell him only if he does good in school, that way you know he did some learning. It drives me crazy when people are electronically consumed. Grown people these days wont put down a phone for 2 seconds. My child will not have a phone until they are in highschool. What does a six year old need a phone for anyways? It will only teach him how to 'text talk' and keep secrets & start drama

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no way in hell

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are you crazy?

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No, he has to know how the phone works, cuz if you give him one, you would just be plain spoiled

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i would recommend a child phone, on it you can only call 911, the mother and the father but not anyone else

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NO WAY! I wouldn't trust a 6 year old. There's no way to put parental controls on your own phone, therefore your kid could see content you wouldn't want him seeing and he can text/call people you don't want him texting. Don't get him a phone

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lardball255

if you feel your son really NEEDS one, then i guess, but if it is just because he thinks they r cool or something then no. there isn't a real necessity for a SIX YEAR OLD to have a phone. Although it would probably be nice if you let him go to sleepovers and friends houses and stuff because then you could call in and check on him or he could call you if he wants to go home etc. Wow i am completely contradicting myself...

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