Is My Child Ready For A Cell Phone Giveaway
This is a huge question now-a-days. There is the worry of when your kid is dropped off somewhere. If something happens at school can you get a hold of your child? What about the child having divorced parents and you want to get a hold of them? Let's not forget peer pressure. Some how I managed my youth without a cell phone. We used house phones or payphones. But both are a thing of that past. Many households don't even have landlines. There are questions to ask, to know if your child is ready for a cell phone. Sprint is there for parents to help tackle tough questions.
Average Age Of Kid With A Cell Phone.
When I read this I was shocked. If this is the average, what is the low age? 8? That means either you have to have a very responsible kid or make sure you have a customized phone to protect your kid. There are a lot of predators on social media. If you are in doubt take the Online Quiz Sprint offers to help parents make informed decisions. There is even a customized parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits. 64 percent of kids already have internet access via personal tablets/laptops. According to Sprint 1 in 2 kids will have a social media account by age 12. I think in the last year that number is higher. So, when is your child ready for a cell phone?
Questions To Ask Yourself:
- What will my child be using this phone for? Is it a want or a need?
- What rules do I want in the cell phone contract?
- What will happen if my child breaks the rules?
- Do I want my child to have full access to the internet or what restrictions am I setting up the phone with?
Do I want my child to have social media? If yes, make sure you write all user names and passwords in the contract.
- Make sure to discuss what to do if cyber-bullying happens.
Check out Sprint's Kid's First Phone website for expert advice, online quiz and other resources. Learn about all the social media sites out there and the cautions about each one.
- Instagram (most tweens and teens have this).
- SnapChat (known for by sex offenders to search for children- my kids are not allowed to have it).
- LinkedIn (mostly business networking for adults).
- Reddit (and Sub-Reddit groups).
There are new ones created all the time. Stay current with the latest social media and make sure you know which ones your kids are on.
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