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Cell phone age

Post by Shino336 on Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:35 pm
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How old do you think someone should be before they get a cell phone?

And yes, I'm aware that I did an article on cellphone "hacks"... I'm not a phone nerd! :lol: (acually, I don't even have one. :P )
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by godofcereal on Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:50 pm
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14-15.
13 year olds do nothing but shit
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by STUDIOny on Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:21 pm
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If they take care of it, and are responsible, any age. They are good in case of emergencies etc...
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by Shino336 on Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:38 pm
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godofcereal wrote:14-15.
13 year olds do nothing but ****

...then why do most 12 year olds have cell phones? Also, how is that going to change in 1 year, and I do hope you didn't mean that literally.
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by godofcereal on Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:44 pm
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Secondary school is a nice little kick up the ass kids need to grow up alot and learn the meaning of the word responsibility.
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by Karec on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:05 pm
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I would say first it depends upon the necessity of the situation.

Parents who are not with their kids often?
Good idea.

Parents who are around their kid constantly?
Bad idea.

But personally I think 14-16 when people start going places and doing things without adult supervision is the time the kid should have one.
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by topdawgie on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:27 pm
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Man,when I was in high school I had a pager! Some people had a cell phones,but mostly pagers. I also agree with the "responsibility" argument. Some kids are more responsible than others regardless of age. Age is a number,not a level of maturity.
When I owned a pager, I payed the bill. Not my parents. So in my opinion,If you can front the bill,you're mature enough to have a phone! 8-)
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by Monica on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:37 pm
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Sigh. There is no right or wrong answer for this one. Let me tell you - kids these days try to grow up so fast and just want to be independent. Honestly, I know a couple of 7-year-olds who want cell phones! I even know of a 10 year old who HAS a cell phone. I thought, "Who are they going to call, besides their parents?" LOL.

Anyway, having a cell phone does take some responsibility, which any age, can be learned. A cell phone should be used in case of an emergency, so it's convenient to have one. In my opinion, I think it's a pointless for anyone under 16, especially those without a job, to have a cell phone JUST to talk to friends, to text, etc. Most kids are like that, sadly. Haha.
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by godofcereal on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:23 am
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Monica wrote:
Anyway, having a cell phone does take some responsibility, which any age, can be learned. A cell phone should be used in case of an emergency, so it's convenient to have one. In my opinion, I think it's a pointless for anyone under 16, especially those without a job, to have a cell phone JUST to talk to friends, to text, etc. Most kids are like that, sadly. Haha.

I have to agree 100% with Monica.
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Re: Cell phone age

Post by Shino336 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:03 pm
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godofcereal wrote:
Monica wrote:
Anyway, having a cell phone does take some responsibility, which any age, can be learned. A cell phone should be used in case of an emergency, so it's convenient to have one. In my opinion, I think it's a pointless for anyone under 16, especially those without a job, to have a cell phone JUST to talk to friends, to text, etc. Most kids are like that, sadly. Haha.

I have to agree 100% with Monica.

... Well that is a completely different attitude than earlier...

I'd also have to say that it varies by region. I can honestly imagine 6 and seven year olds having cell phones in NYC, but not 15 year olds having one in rural Kansas. One more thing. The people reading this... well, a majority are from the US, or know where these places are, right?
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