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Should a 10-Year-Old Have a Cell Phone?

prblmchild7 2011/04/20 16:22:42
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  • cookie 2013/01/14 20:57:32
    Yes
    cookie
    Of course, My child payed for everything and has had one for 2 months no problems ,no showing off ,and not yet has been lost. ;)
  • brooke 2011/10/16 20:27:12
    Yes
    brooke
    yes they should to text there mums when they are away and to text when they are at sports and to text friends to come over my child has fake phones and knows how to yous them so i supose 10 year olds can have one if they know how to yous them i am 19 with a 10 year old i got my cell phone when i was 10 as well so i am bying my child one but they will need to pay for top up and credet
  • Brosia 2011/07/28 23:20:51
    Depends on...
    Brosia
    The reason for it. If the child does lots of sports or clubs, than it might be a good idea, but otherwise, why would they need one?
  • basketcase<3 2011/06/09 03:59:59
    Depends on...
    basketcase<3
    if they need it. I got mine at 11. Most of my friends had long had one, (not exactly living in a low income neighborhood), and I was starting middle school. My parents figured if I had all the extra middle school responsibilites, I could have the phone. Although, the phone was an inch or so thick, an ugly pink color, and my plan allowed an average of about 10 texts a day.
    So I guess it depends on if they'll be without supervision alot, if they have anyone to call, and if it's sensible for the family budget.
  • -EmoMe- 2011/06/04 00:09:38
    Yes
    -EmoMe-
    Yes. When I waz 9 i got a cell. I waz roammen the town with my friends! IT WAZ FUNN!!!! But my mom was smewhere else and my dad has to work so when i stayed @ my friends houses we would jst roam!
  • cookie -EmoMe- 2013/01/14 20:58:27
    cookie
    +3
    10 is the age.
  • GreenDay95 2011/05/29 14:59:50
    Yes
    GreenDay95
    I got my first and last Nokia when i was 9 =D
    If you trust your child so give them a mobile phone.
    I can`t see any problem with that if they use it properly. =D
    nokia 9 trust child mobile phone properly Old Nokia mobile
  • fsadkjf ef 2011/05/08 04:12:32
    Yes
    fsadkjf ef
    i got 1 when i was 5
  • cookie fsadkjf ef 2013/01/18 23:01:13
    cookie
    THAT'S JUST WRONG!!
  • KK 2011/05/06 23:38:46
    No
    KK
    no they should not have a cell phone at this age. it is way too young and it will only introduce things faster like hummm...... SEXTING. but i mean occasionally there is the mature one who deserves it
  • Spidermonkey1219 2011/04/28 23:05:48
    Depends on...
    Spidermonkey1219
    +1
    i think only for emergencies
  • Fathommyeyes 2011/04/28 15:49:30
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    Fathommyeyes
    Depends on their situation. If they are in some kind of dangerous environment, or if they are often away from home/family, it's good to have a way to contact those when needed. As long as the kids understand that it's not just for fun, and they aren't to tease others about how they have one.
  • samm 2011/04/27 22:19:10
    No
    samm
    +1
    who are they going to call..Dora?!
  • brooke samm 2011/10/16 20:29:17
    brooke
    +1
    do not be so smart u know dora is not real and they will be past the dora stage now
  • samm brooke 2012/02/04 19:40:06
    samm
    But you get what I'm trying to say.
  • Jenni 2011/04/27 20:38:37
    No
    Jenni
    honestly what do they need it for really at 10 my life was about school and sleepovers
  • popo 2011/04/26 10:56:42
    No
    popo
    I think 12 years of age is apropriate just when they are about to leave primary school
  • prblmch... popo 2011/04/26 15:09:42
    prblmchild7
    where are u from..."primary school"??? i dont even know what that is...
  • popo prblmch... 2011/05/04 06:59:12
    popo
    I'm from australia and where are you from
  • basketc... popo 2011/06/09 04:07:30
    basketcase<3
    In the US we have elementary, middle, and high school.
    Elementary-
    Kindergarden...5 or 6 years old
    1st Grade...6 or 7
    2nd....7 or 8
    3rd...8 or 9
    4th...9 or 10
    5th....10 or 11

    Middle-
    6th...11 or 12
    7th...you get the point
    8th

    High-
    9th
    10th
    11th
    12th
    I guess some people were unaware that the school systems are different in different countries...
  • 80880 2011/04/26 10:45:40
    No
    80880
    I'd say no but my daughter is nine and most of her friends, relatives of a similar age and she herself have one.
  • prblmch... 80880 2011/04/26 15:10:58
    prblmchild7
    if u say no, then y does she have one...?
  • 80880 prblmch... 2011/04/26 16:03:57
    80880
    Good question.
    I don't think she should have one but her Mother has sold the idea to me.
    My daughter rarely uses it anyway. I'm not sure she could even tell me where it is.
    (Perhaps I have quietly won that battle then?)
  • mountainman 2011/04/25 00:20:24
    Depends on...
    mountainman
    Who really gives a rats @$$! If they can afford one then let them. Who are we to make decisions for others in what they own, or are given by someone? geezz!!
  • prblmch... mountai... 2011/04/26 15:11:22
    prblmchild7
    u need to calm down buddy...
  • Maj. C. D. Hardy 2011/04/24 04:36:49
    Yes
    Maj. C. D. Hardy
    only to be used for emergency's.
  • Sassy Girl 2011/04/24 03:39:48
    Depends on...
    Sassy Girl
    if they responsiable
  • Anonymous 2011/04/24 01:35:40
    No
    Anonymous
    NO is NO!!!
    If you managed to pay the bill then i'll think about it.....JK!! lol :D
  • nimrod. 2011/04/23 20:12:06
    Depends on...
    nimrod.
    if we are talking about one of those irresponsible kiddies who want to call their friends every night and let their parents pay - NO
  • Shane. 2011/04/23 14:57:04
    No
    Shane.
    There should be a rule saying you can't get a cell phone until you can pay for it yourself.
  • Roger P 2011/04/23 07:56:03
    No
    Roger P
    +1
    CHILDREN DO NOT NEED CELLPHONES!
    We didn't have cell phones for CENTURIES!! What did we do without them?
    We survived. There's no reason (emergency or otherwise) that a child should
    have a cell phone!! I'm sick of the emergency excuse! They don't need to call
    home at recess or from the mall for a ride.
  • ♥PrettyLittleLiarsLover♥ 2011/04/22 23:07:01
    Yes
    ♥PrettyLittleLiarsLover♥
    Yes,Only if they're mature enough to handle the job.. :)
  • LaughOutLoud 2011/04/22 19:53:47
    Depends on...
    LaughOutLoud
    I had one when I was ten. It was a Firefly.
  • LudaHoodsZ 2011/04/22 19:17:08
    Yes
    LudaHoodsZ
    But it should have limited amount of minutes and texting. At least for emergencys
  • Brandon 2011/04/22 18:56:47
    Depends on...
    Brandon
    Depends on the situation!
    Some kids actually do need cell phones to stay in contact with their parents in case anything happens.
  • sammanilla 2011/04/22 17:43:48
    Yes
    sammanilla
    For safety with restrictions.
  • Chamii 2011/04/22 17:22:57
    Depends on...
    Chamii
    middle school. i wish i have one but i dont )))):::
  • Friendly Helper... 2011/04/22 10:13:31
    No
    Friendly Helper...
    +1
    Technology at such a young age isn't good. If they need a phone, provide them with the most basic one, that contains no extra features ;)

    Friendly helper...
  • Wren 2011/04/22 08:32:06
    No
    Wren
    +2
    At least 16 when they can get a job and pay the damn bill themselves. Little brats want a phone? Let them have the bill too.
  • Euphrosyne 2011/04/22 04:49:31
    No
    Euphrosyne
    +1
    I find it hard to give a teenager a cell-phone because they are either going to be sexting to that cute boy/girl at their school or they're going to be handing their number out to any person that asks. 10 is just too young and I doubt they would even need a cell-phone at that age except just to "fit in" with all the other kids. If something important was happening at school then they should either tell me before-hand or they should just use the phones that the school has to offer.

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