National surveys found 70% of 11-14 year olds now have a cell phone. Kids as young as 7 might bug you for his or her own phone. It is not a question of IF but WHEN to get your young kid a cell phone. Below are some considerations.
a. It's like buying an insurance for the safety of your child. If you ever had a flat tire experience before, you know what I mean here.
b. It's no longer costly to have a cell phone. My blog the other day had a list of great inexpensive cellphones most suited for kids.
c. You can also subscribe to your carrier's parental control if you are worried their web surfing experience.
d. You must set a rule first on occassions when their violate your rule and what will happen. You don't want their cellphone becomes a distraction after all.
If you are determined this holiday season to get a cell phone as a gift to your child, investigate what I found out the other day in my blog or visit online sites such as Amazon for customer reviews and price shopping.