Cell phones are okay as long as they are used correctly. I mean, if you think she's responsible enough, give her one. It's more of a safety thing to me. It's always good to have some way to communicate if something bad happened.
If she's responsible and trustworthy than yes. 11 years old is a little bit too young in my opinion. Giving her a cell can be a benefit towards her safety. However, it can also expose her to danger. And of course there is the bill...lol
I got my daughters phones when they were 11 with the understanding they would answer my phone calls no matter what, and that they would be responsible with it! with them only being 11 I monitored who they talked to it was a big help to me for them to have a way to call me if they ever needed me. I think you should get her one I know my girls loved it!!
If you have taught your child telephone manners, dos and don'ts , 10 years old is a good age or before if your child is mature. Many times they can save a life, but you need to do the groundwork by the time they start to school. Jeannie B
I got my first phone very young I was in first grade when I started walking home alone only for emergencys. But remember it is a different time period. I would say If there is a good reason why they could have a phone young. But I think a good age is in about fourth grade maybe younger. But it doesn't have to be a nice phone like an iPhone.
what the heck?? everyone saying 14 15 no you should get her one now if she is a good kid and everything because its a scary world out there now a days so ya 11 is a good age what my parents actually did was they gave me there old phone and it didnt work or anything so i couldnt call or text but i had to have it charged and didnt lost it and if i had it by the end of 3 months then they got me a real phone maybe try this with your daughter
Depends on child how mature ect. Would poss as a guide get them a mobile once they go out away from home on there own. Also i phone has friend mapper app. If you both have that and keep the app turned on you will know where she is all time, like a tracker. Poss an invasion of privacy for a teen but for younger child a brilliant idea. Other phones might have that app not sure.
While I believe it's a personal decision, there are things that I think parents should consider. Statistics show that in some areas, nearly a third of boys and girls between 15 and 17 years of age have had sexual intercourse. More than half of teens between 13 and 19 say that they have had oral sex. Cellphones and the Internet, which offer teenagers an unparalleled level of privacy, make hooking up that much easier,” says a New York Times Magazine.
I got mine at age 12 and it was a regular flip phone. If you want to get her an iPhone wait u ntil she is around 15 and is responsible enough to take care of it. Kids don't really need a phone until middle school i think.
I got mine in 2nd grade. regular flip pphone. it is good to keep in contact with you and your husband or her dad. Also at that age... i had to have my friends in contact 24/7! When you are going into puberty!:)
Everyone says 14 or 15, what they don't get is middle school is a pretty vulnerable time for girls, in more ways than one, for all you know she could get bullied if she doesn't have one by 12, because 99% of the other girls at her school most likely do, and an iphone is good cause if you are suspicious as to where she might be then instead of ordering her home now because you don't believe her, you can facetime or skype her. Phones just make things so much easier of you are protective in any way.
i would say 14 you can get into a lot of trouble with a cell phone- sex-ting, chat rooms, giving guys that are too old for her, her cell phone number, meeting guys off the net, running away to another state....I speak from experience
I think you should get a phone for a child around 5 because of kidnapping or if the teacher at school is abusive (my teacher was) you never know what could happen. Im not saying am iPhone but a prepay phone with a minimum amount of calling would be a great idea. You can also get a plan to track your child if they ever run off at big place.
Well you know your daughter better than us, so if you feel like she is responsible to have a phone than yes go for it, plus it's great for kids to have them just so you can contact them where their at, or hopefully this never happens but if something bad happens its great for her to have a phone available with her at all times when she's walking alone etc.