Who Buys Their Kid A Smart Phone?

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  1. HermitObserver

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    I'm 13 and you guys are making me feel like a minority. Yes I have a droid, yeah, I could probably go without it, but it's a cool phone and I'm glad my mom got me one :)
     
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    No offense taken, I don't have kids. Did you not read the part in my post where it said "I am not a parent?"
     
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    I'll be a minority here. I'm 35 and bought my 12 yro a smart phone. Best decision I ever made. I use the Verizon Family Locator. I get text messages wherever my son is at. He's always where he needs to be, or there will be problems. I use the wireless content filters to make sure he doesn't access anything he's not supposed to. I can't be everywhere and neither can my wife. He goes to chess club, drama club, science club...and the Family Locator gives me peace of mind to know he OK. Add on GPS and I'll always be there...when I'm not. Of course it's not perfect. But it allows my son his independence, and my Wife and I can still be Parents. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    i think thats a happy medium. my 2 cents agree with yours. That is not spoiling. That is responsibility. + parent rep
     
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    Same reason the cars I provide my kids are GPS tracked.....
     
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    verrry nice. What product do you use for that? I know escort (company that made my radar detector/jammers) makes products for that... I almost feel bad for my kids when i have them, if they do something i will know about it thanks to technology ha
     
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    GPS Teen Tracking Device - Product Information and Statistics for Teenage Drivers
     
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    very nice! wouldn't hurt to just toss a cell phone jammer in there also >,< but then again if you need to get a hold of him that might not work out so nicely if he is driving or around the car...
     
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    But why is a smart phone required to use a GPS tracker. Doesn't verizon offer that with their other phones?
     
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    true.. but smart phones are also much easier to block services with, rather then.. say my last phone the Alias (pos)...
     
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    I don't think it's about not having things from your parents, It's about earning what you want on any level. Too many rich family kids don't even know what this means, they are just given on demand without responsibility. I think that's where Fuglly was going with it.
     
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    yes sir. My parents have given me ALOT. But the fact that i realize what it costs me to get myself items like that it helps me appreciate it more when they do it on my behalf. And I'm thankful for the way my parents raised me, and I'm glad I wasn't spoiled upon even though I definitely could have been.
     
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