Does your pre-teen need a cell phone? Well, maybe. Below will discuss why they might and why they might not. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will have a good grasp on the pros and cons of pre-teens owning cell phones so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase your pre-teen a mobile phone.
Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Pre-teen a Cell Phone
a. For safety: This world is no longer a friendly place. There are ‘nutjobs’ all over looking to do harm to your kids and mine. While a cell phone can’t necessarily save them from every “crazy,” it does allow them to quickly call for help if they find themselves in trouble or believe that trouble is brewing.
b. To communicate: Kids today lead busy lives. Their schedules are often times just as jam packed as us adults. Talking on the cell phone might be necessary to coordinate schedules, pick-ups and drop-offs.
c. Everyone else their age probably has one: I know for some parents this won’t be a very strong argument. However, it’s worth mentioning. A mom or dad may consider getting their son or daughter a cell phone because other kids their age have one. Having a cell phone would allow them to more easily connect and communicate with their friends.
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