When is it appropriate for children to have a cell phone?
As they learn how to communicate and relate with others face to face, it seems that cell phones could be a distraction.
Until the necesssary skills to talk with others are acquired, I'd wait giving children a cell phone.
Even amid peer pressure at middle school, it seems that waiting is the best policy.
Youngsters will be acquiring social graces, and, skills to resolve conflict long before they need a phone.
And, with so much cyber bullying, why would a parent want to invite cell phones into a child's life so early?
Visit Coleen Torres at www.phonetvinternet.com for 10 Ways to Tell Your Kid Is Ready for a Cell Phone, nevertheless.