When and if a child should get a cell phone is
ultimately a parental decision. Kids want cell phones
for games and social communication. Parents want their
kids to have a cell phone for safety. When you give
your child a cell phone, you are giving them a
portable computer with mobile Internet capability.
Know a phone's features and capabilities before you
purchase. It's important to discuss issues of privacy,
inappropriate texts/photos, and safety. For parents
wanting extra safety features, there are special
phones designed just for kids.