Do you think kids should have cell phones? If so, how old should they be?
“I would say eventually, maybe high school. I would say not before high school and just so I know where they are for picking them up and running shuttles to sporting events. I wouldn’t think before that it’s even necessary.”
“I don’t think they should have cell phones. I don’t think they need them until they are at high school. I’m thinking 14.”
South Central, Neb.
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“Upon earning responsibility. In all actuality, 17 or 18 and then parents would control the phone or usage of it.”
“It’s appropriate for kids to have cell phones, but just for emergencies – for limited use. Maybe 11, maybe when you are in your pre-teens.”
“Yeah I think it’s alright for kids to have cell phones. I think high school.”
“I would say only at the point when they are at junior high. Just the time that they are walking or going places on their own.”