Why can't my 5 year old have a DROID??"

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  1. Akbad Tokimano
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    Yes... "Kid's better than me at this crap! Why can't my 5 year old have a DROID??", and I'm sure most of you have 101,000,000 reasons why NOT to give a 5 year old a working DROID! (hahahahahahahaha!!)

    Hey... Would you give a DROID to a five year old??
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    Absolutely not. I gave him my Itouch.:)
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    Sure why not, my 5 year old and my 7 year old use it everyday.
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    Heck no! An extra $30 a month? Just so they could have a Droid? They shouldn't even have a normal cell phone! I wouldn't pay for that.
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    It's not our money or responsibility, so do what you want to do.
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    I believe at that age, they should be more focused on physical activities such as throwing your droid down the stairs to see if it will survive.
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    hahahaha!! I remember those and the Tandy TRS-80's too. wow!
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    Absolutely a BIG NO!!!!
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    I'm given my old Droid to my 6 year old

    I'm not activating it or anything. I'm setting him up with VOIP over WiFi and he can use it around the house to call grandparents etc...

    I want to teach him to take care of such items.
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    That's a rather expensive lesson... Are you looking to adopt? I'm a big kid :icon_ banana:
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    This isn't the first time I've seen this type of thread. To be honest, it makes more sense to give it to a 5 year old then to a 15 year old IMHO. However I wouldn't give it to neither.
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    good stuff :) and couldn't agree more!

    but i get the reasoning... cell/smartphones are inevitable, if he can learn at an early age to take care of it, then why not... depends on the kid, too, and only you can judge that
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    i personally never would give a smart phone to any kid.. If they want a smart phone they can get a job and pay the bill.. If I approve it... but that just me..
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    Explain please :)
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    I think 5 is too young. When my daughters were 13 and 12, we got them their first cell phones for Christmas. The wife and I wrapped them and put them under the tree. Christmas morning I slipped off and called one of them. They jumped up and started screaming! Good times!
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    So I gotta ask what phones you got for them?

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    I completely agree with this. If they want one, get a job and pay for it. That way they appreciate it more because they bought it. And even if they can for whatever reason afford it I would make them show they could be responsible enough not to cause me to have an extremely high bill due to their over texting or calling.

    And at five? Not a snowballs chance. I wouldn't even consider it until 15. Maybe one of those child phones that make only emergency calls and can't call out.
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