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So, my son is 13 and he wants his own cell phone and I am not sure what to do. His sister has had a phone since she was his age, but the situations are completely different. She was going to school in a not so nice part of town and was busy with after school activities. I was not comfortable with her being alone with no way to contact us in case of an emergency. Hell, for that matter, in case of a teacher cutting their orchestra lesson early and leaving Caitlin there to wait 45 minutes until we picked her up. Now she is 16 and her phone is an extension of her body! I think it can safely be considered an extra appendage! She is texting, downloading, surfing, and face timing like a boss. She makes me look like a 100 year old woman using a flip phone for the first time! Now my youngest wants a phone and I am torn. Facing the same situation? Is your child ready for a cell phone? Here are 5 questions to ask your self first:
- Need: What are the circumstances surrounding your child asking for a cell phone? Do they need to stay connected to you? Do they need a way to contact you in an emergency? Are they traveling and may not be able to contact you any other way? What will they be using the phone for? Are they playing games or surfing the web for content for school?
- Respect: When trying to decide is your child ready for a cell phone, consider if your child is old enough to understand their are limits? Do they know they can only be on the phone for certain periods or time frames? Do they know using a phone is similar to using the computer, gaming system or television? If there are limits on those, so they realize there will be limits on the cell phone as well?
- Safety: Does your child realize there are apps that are safe to download and apps that are not? It takes a certain maturity level to understand this difference. Do they know who and who not to communicate with? What they should and should not share online? Do they know which words and pictures to and not to send?
- Care: Is your child ready to take responsibility for caring for their phone? Do you have a cell phone case that will keep your phone protected if your child drops it? Caitlin broke 2 screens before she finally accepted the fact that she needed a solid case. We found a great phone case from Ashley Chloe that works great for keeping Henry’s phone protected.
We chose the SPORTFIT™ Premium iPhone 6 Case in Sky Blue, which normally sells for $29.95, but is currently on sale for just $19.99! This case is both stylish and functional, which is a huge plus in my book. Henry is a pretty simple guy, so the slim and sporty design fits his esthetic perfectly. I am going to order a case for my daughter for her birthday because she is getting an iPhone 6 (Shhhhh, don’t tell!!) We are all known to be butterfingers, so knowing the cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have plenty of shock absorbing protection. I love the unisex appeal of the cases, which come in the PERFECTTHIN™ and the SLIMPROTECT™. You can choose from 8 great colors including Vivid Red, Bright Yellow, Tiffany Green and Elegant Black.
The case actually has a dual layer consisting of an anti-shock bumper with a durable scratch-resistant soft rubber skin paired with a hard back. This phone is not going to be slipping from your hand because it is easy to grip and hold. You can easily access your ports and buttons because these cut outs actually line up. I have had cases that were useless because the cutouts were off set from the actually openings. So frustrating! All of the cases from Ashley Chloe come with a 12 month warranty to ensure maximum protection for the life of your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus. You an purchase the cases from the Ashley Chloe website as well as through Amazon.
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Is Your Child Ready For A Cell Phone? If so, which Ashley Chloe case would you order for them?