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Why should i have to wait till 8th grade to get a phone?

my mom says i can get a phone the same time my brother got one (my brother is 7 years older then me) and back then he had a flip phone and now 5 year old's are getting iPhones!

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In most cases, a child in the 8th grade is more aware of the necessity of the phone and more responsible. The decision for a child to have a phone is basically based on a parent's decisions. Other parents would not let their children have a phone until they are much older than that.

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Just because parents are letting their young children have cell phones, that doesn't mean they SHOULD. I didn't receive one until 10th grade, so I guess you'll just have to wait. Smartphones are really unnecessary, and encourage antisocial behaviour.

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Tell your mom that you have an advantage being the second child! Since technology is so advanced right now the younger siblings are getting things WAY before the first child. My younger sister got a phone a year and a half before me! She also gets to do things I never would have been allowed to do at her age. Tell her that she will feel so much better when you get a phone. She might not realize it until you get one but it will make her feel safer sending you off with friends or to school. Kidnapping is kinda a big problem right now and if you don't have a cell phone and something happens its not going to be good! So just tell her that! I hope this helps

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Count your blessings because I didn't get a phone until the summer I got into High School. Even now in my parents' eyes my phone is considered the family phone and not mine. I am becoming a Jr. This year and my phone gets handed around when my siblings are out and I'm not or I go out and my siblings are home alone.

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Maybe they don't think tou are responsible enough or you don't need a phone. I believe that children need a phone. It doesn't have to be an Iphone just one so they can call their parents if something happens. I got one at 5 and my brother just got an Iphone at 6. (and I don't even have and iphone :/)

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wow thats crazy but thanks :)
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Maturity is the deciding factor in your parents decision. Don't argue with them about it.

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Her house, her rules!!! When it's your house, you can make the rules

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5 year olds are getting iPhones !!! How selfish, entitled, and bratty are you. So you know: my kids pay for their own phones and service until they start their freshmen year of COLLEGE!!!!!

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Im a sophmore and dont have a phone! Do you really trully need it? Or just want it because everyone has it? Hmmmm... Your parents probably dont have the money

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It's probably because your parents think you are not responsible try proving them you are and you might get it sooner the possible

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