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

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  1. bplewis24

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    I fully agree with the people scolding your parents.

    But, hey, it's their parenting style. They either raised you responsibly enough to allow you to do it, or they didn't and will suffer the consequences.

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    Very well stated, sslbaron. We gave our kids phones when they were 15. Our daughter has not had a problem, but our son was another story. Sexting, inappropriate pictures, and other things a 16 year old shouldn't be doing. We warned him, handed out discipline, and he challenged us. It got to the point where he tried to "tell" us how it would be. It stopped when his line was suspended for a while. When he got it back, some features were disabled and he is not getting them back until he can pay for his own plan. He also understands that the plan is in our name and he will follow the rules or it can be turned off again without warning. Haven't had one problem since.

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    Yes, right on target! Two of my sons are very responsible, one not so responsible. If I am paying for the service, then my rules apply. I have all special features turned off on the one who has problems and have had to suspend service before as well. The rules for my kids are in direct relation to their past history... Respect and responsibility begets respect and responsibility and it is earned by your attitude and actions. When you've lost it, it is a lot harder to earn it back.

    Bottom line, not all children are the same, even in the same household, and sometimes rules have to apply differently. Privileges are earned not handed out freely. But it is up to the parents to know their children, guide their children and follow through!

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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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