There has been much written and distributed regarding "If," "When," and "Should" children be given Cell/Smart phones. AND all agree, there are no hard and fast rules.
“Wireless empowers kids to be able to learn, engage and communicate with their teachers, classmates and friends. At the same time, it’s important for parents to talk with their kids about responsible use, as well as the family rules and consequences if those rules are broken. By setting these expectations, parents will help their kids enjoy the benefits of wireless technology.” said Jamie Hastings, Vice President, External and State Affairs for CTIA."
I have a small collection of very good resources regarding this topic. It is time to begin your family's technology plan regarding Mobile devices. Click on the links below to begin your process!
Good Shepherd Church - Charlotte, NC
Parent's Guide to Giving the First Cell Phone
A Parents' Guide to Mobile Phones
An Age by Age Guide to Kids and Smart Phones
The Technology Trap: Should You Give Your Kid a Smart Phone?