Should kids get a phone before the age of 14?
You make it sound like young individuals always have opportunities to prevent emergencies and major catastrophes. So go on, enlighten me what should the teens and children of Manchester have done to stop the terror attack? Or what should any child do to prevent natural disaster if "waiting for one to dawn upon them." is such a bad thing?
It depends on the age range...
Like maybe around 0-10 should get those simple padded cellphones that one can use to call someone or play games.
Then 11-13 would practically demand one and maybe the parent can get one that doesn't cost too much but still meets the child's needs, however controlling the internet due to social media ills and other inappropriate content.
And I think kids age of 14 fall into this category too.
No children should not be given their own phones before the age of fourteen or fifteen. This is because of a number of reasons.
1. It affects the child's health as the child gets exposed to a lot of radiation in their growing years which causes many disorders.
2. If a child remains on a phone for a considerable amount of time, their eyes weaken and then they have to wear spectacles
3. If a child is given a phone at a young age, they get onto social media very early. A lot of exposure in the domain of social media at an young age results in many mood disorders or frequent mood swings.
To conclude, I say that if at all the child needs a phone, he can have an analog one. Or a better alternative to it is that the child uses their parents' phone to do their work. This helps in fulfilling the needs of a child without needing to buy a new phone for them.
Well getting a phone is not about the age , it is about responsibility .to say that differently you can find kids under the age of 14 who are responsible and do not spend ages on the phone like some 20 year olds .to conclude if you find your kid mature enough in his/her way of thinking , you can get him/her a phone without hisitation
When the child is going off and doing things on their own, that's the time to get them a phone. A basic flip phone, on Pay As You Go, is probably best. The child is responsible for buying their own top-ups so they have to pay for their own calls and texts.
When they decide they want a smartphone, they can save up for one.