15 year olds and smartphones... what are your feelings towards it?

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    Holy nazi families!

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    Yea my kids come home and talk about smart boards?? i remember when a smart board was a over head projector, and a plastic work sheet.
     
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    Lol! But its not nazi families. We are families that actually put in the time to care that our kids have what it takes to make it in the world today.. That includes being kept safe so that they are alive as adults, a good education beyond what is on the two dimensional screen, and a sense of responsibility and respect towards themselves, the ones they love and their community.

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    10 bucks says most of your friends have :iphone: s.
     
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    Haha only like 2! I've converted most of my friends to Android! :3

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    You obviously didn't read the CBS news report about the teens in Illinois. We don't want our kids to have that on their record. Those kids will have a hard time IF they ever get the opportunity for that really good job, school, or many other things for that matter. The society we live in will frown on their record and most will only look at the heading and care nothing of the story behind it.

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    Respectful and responsible??

    Not....

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    Just talk to them about sexting and all that crap.

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    For teenagers, a phone is a necessity for safety reasons. A smartphone is not. I agree with the one poster who had her kids pay their own data plan. It'll be especially tricky now with tiered data... trying to keep kids under the limit. I also think unless the kid knows what they are doing, there should be no rooting. Who replaces the phone if it gets irreparably broken?

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    I can't say that I agree with you. A cell phone is not a necessity. It is a luxury unless you use it for work. I use mine for work all the time.

    Don't get me wrong, I love having a cell phone. But I don't believe its a right to have one, even for safety reasons. That's what made me so angry when welfare recipients were getting free cell phones with free minutes and the government was saying that cell phones are a right.

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    Ya. No one should have that many stipulations over something as simple as a phone. I've had one since the OG launched. Let's be honest it's a toy, entertainment for ur child. It makes them happy and look good around friends with one. These days phones show class and social status, its sad but true.

    Kids are broke, if u got the money its unnecessary to make them pay what little they have. They're only young once, spoil em. They'd want to be able to do the same for their kids. That over parental paranoia would really create a rift between us in my house. Do you trust your kids or not? That's all they want from you.

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    Your kid should know right from wrong. They know how to behave online these days, growing up infront of a screen is the norm, who cares how much they are on it.. as long as they get their shtuff done, lay off em.

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    So its safe to assume your kids, and probably you, have poor money management skills. That's just dumb to pay everything for them; you're basically promoting the welfare system.

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    I'm trying to get my parents to get my 14 year old brother one. But he's not one of those people that doesn't pay attention because of a phone. It's a necessity nowadays. I think you need a smart phone as soon as u enter high school
     
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    Exactly. My parents trusted me. I worked since 14 the maximum hours every week. I paid my own cell phone bill, and I stayed out as late as I wanted and did what I wanted. My family supported me and knew if they tried to control every aspect of my life, I'd rebel. Kids are going to sext, they're going to drink, etc. And you parents can't stop it no matter how hard you try. Because now your kids are doing it behind your back.

    By having my parents trust, I told then when I was going out to drink and where. I told them when I was leaving late at night to see my girlfriend. My mom is my best friend now and I'm not dead.

    For the record I've known many girls with overly strict parents such as the ones here and it wasn't hard to get them out of their house. All you guys are doing is attempting to shelter your kids and creating a rift between the family.

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