7 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Child Their First Phone

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7 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Child Their First Phone

  1. Does your child show a sense of responsibility, such as letting you know when they leave the house? Do they show up when they say they will?
  2. Does your child tend to lose things, such as backpacks or homework folders?
  3. Does your child need to be able to contact you at any time for safety reasons?
  4. Would having easy access to friends benefit your child for social reasons?
  5. Do you think your child will use cell phones responsibly—for example, not texting during class or disturbing others with their phone conversations?
  6. Can your child adhere to limits you set for minutes talked and apps downloaded?
  7. Will your child use text, photo and video functions responsibly and not to embarrass or harass others?

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