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    Do you agree or disagree for children under the age of 13 having their own mobile phone (smart phone) and why?,
    how does a smart phone have an impact on a child?
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    just a basic phone for ringing up. no texts.

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    Not a smart phone, but a basic phone that can call and text and do not much else. It gives them a bit more independence. I had one like that and it meant I could go out walking all over the place on my own, which was nice.

    Kids that age are too young for smart phones though.
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    No i dont think they should have phones
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    It will depend on the child. Can they be trusted with one? Are they mature enough to not do anything stupid? Etc
    By the time I have a child and they reach that age I'm sure they'll be something else besides smart phones for me to worry about tbh.
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    Why would a 10-year-old need the latest smartphone? It's ridiculous.

    A dumbphone for keeping in touch I can agree with. But it ends there.
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    (Original post by qatarownz)
    Do you agree or disagree for children under the age of 13 having their own mobile phone (smart phone) and why?
    When I was only 12, my mum got me a mobile phone which was only very basic, but this was back in the days before smartphones (mid-2005).

    This was what she got me (anyone remember these? :moon:)

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    (Original post by parsn1p)
    When I was only 12, my mum got me a mobile phone which was only very basic, but this was back in the days before smartphones (mid-2005).

    This was what she got me (anyone remember these? :moon:)

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    they had one on Antiques Roadshow last week

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    (Original post by the bear)
    they had one on Antiques Roadshow last week

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    And I see the date you joined TSR was about two or three weeks after I got that phone! :eek:
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    (Original post by parsn1p)
    And I see the date you joined TSR was about two or three weeks after I got that phone! :eek:
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    (Original post by the bear)
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    Did you have a mobile phone of any type back when you first joined TSR?

    I just wish I had known about this place back then......... :moon:
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    Not a smart phone, but a basic phone that can call and text and do not much else. It gives them a bit more independence. I had one like that and it meant I could go out walking all over the place on my own, which was nice.

    Kids that age are too young for smart phones though.
    I agree
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    (Original post by parsn1p)
    When I was only 12, my mum got me a mobile phone which was only very basic, but this was back in the days before smartphones (mid-2005).

    This was what she got me (anyone remember these? :moon:)

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    Oh my.. i sure feel old. I was amongst the last beings on earth to still be using them ... well at school anyway when everyone else had already converted to smartphones :rofl:
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    (Original post by starfab)
    Oh my.. i sure feel old. I was amongst the last beings on earth to still be using them ... well at school anyway when everyone else had already converted to smartphones :rofl:
    I ditched mine in mid-2009 right after I left school.
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    (Original post by parsn1p)
    Did you have a mobile phone of any type back when you first joined TSR?

    I just wish I had known about this place back then......... :moon:
    we all had pagers in those days

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    My first phone was a Motorola. I got it when I was 9.



    Not that I had any credit on it lol.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    we all had pagers in those days

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    In the year 2026, I'm going to bump this thread up with a post mocking smartphones that are state of the art now in 2016. :mmm:
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    I think I was 12 when I had my first phone, I only used it for calling and texting every now and then so it didn't have any negative impacts on me.

    My brother is 12 and he doesn't have a phone. He doesn't really need one and he it doesn't bother him that's he hasn't got one. He wouldn't be trusted with one anyway because knowing him he would download a bunch of stuff/be up to no good
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    (Original post by parsn1p)
    I ditched mine in mid-2009 right after I left school.
    Lucky you. Was still at school in 2015 with one of them. And when it broke...i broke into a dance!
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    I didn't get my first phone till I was 15.

    My youngest sister got hers last year, she's 12.
 
 
 
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