Who Buys Their Kid A Smart Phone?

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  1. TisMyDroid

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    Wow, not sure if I would have thought of either of those excellent ideas...had it been a time where my kids were wanting a smartphone. They are all older 20 now, so hopefully what I've taught them and the choices they make will carry them through. But if they were younger, there is so much that parents can learn from this thread. How to protect your kids from the www and how to teach them what is safe and what is not and being able to supervise them and step in when necessary.

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    Would an ipod touch 4th generation be considered a smartphone (obviously without the phone), if so, my 9 year old has had one for two years. I don't feel like a bad parent. She texts from it with her friends and cousins and occasionally me. She wants an iphone, I told her maybe next year. Of course she doesn't "need" a smart phone, but she has gone two years without incident with a very expensive ipod. (not lost, wet, or broken) she has a laptop she uses for school, so if she wanted to look at prohibited stuff she could easily enough.
    That being said, she is a much better and mature kid than I was at her age. If I had all of this stuff I would have abused it. You all know your kids. They are all different. You can give some kids a wiffle ball bat and they are going get a good game going, others are going to loose the ball and beat the neighbor's cat with the bat. I was the latter, but luckily my daughter's the former.
     
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    No, its a music player, not a phone...although it can do many things the phone can do. Still, I said if the parents let the child's peer group pressure make the decisions for them...those might need to re-think things. I don't place what you describe in the same category.

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    Could debate each side of this point for the rest of eternity lol :)
     
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    Word...:D

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    I think how we all raise our kids is really up to us. And before we go and criticize or judge what a person does with their kids, we should all sweep our own doorsteps first.


    My point is only this..... don't judge others because you don't know their path....

    Just my opinion :)

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    We feel that this topic could become a very emotional discussion. Each person has his/her own way of raising a child. In the spirit of this, we are closing this thread. Thank you :)

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