21 Blogs Sharing the Pros and Cons of Kids Having Cell Phones

According to a survey completed by Pew Internet and Life Project, 20% of kids’ ages 6 to 11 have cell phones, whereas 75% of kids’ ages 11 to 17 have them.  How do you know when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone?  And if you do get your child a cell phone, should he have Internet access?  These are difficult questions to answer, but these 21 blog articles will provide you with the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your child.



Being able to keep tabs on your child can keep her safer, as would the ability for your child to call you should the need arise.  In case of an emergency, your child could call the police if she has a cell phone.  While these are good reasons to have a cell phone, there are other reasons, such as cyber bullying, sexual predators and sexting, which may make you decide not to get your child a cell phone.  For these and other reasons check out the next seven blog posts.

Are They Ready?

Determining if your child is ready to have her own cell phone can be difficult.  Each child is different, so a child who is 9 years old might be ready, while another child who is 14 may not be.  You will need to take a look at these seven blog entries and determine the readiness of your child.

Phones in School

It’s easy to say that kids don’t need cell phones in school, but when the teacher tells them to look up something on the Internet and they have to wait in line for a computer to become available because they don’t have a smartphone it may not be so black and white.  Read through these seven blog posts to help you determine if your child needs to have a cell phone in school or not.

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