Cellphones for 4-Year-Olds? No Thank You!
All kids, at some point, start begging, pleading, and pestering their parents for their own cellphone. As a mom with a 4-year-old, I assumed I had some time before the whining and wheedling commenced … but it turns out, I might be wrong.
Over the weekend I saw tons of ads on TV for “smartphones for kids,” showing what looked like happy 8-year-olds texting away. Which was bad enough … then, online, I stumbled across AT&T’s FiLIP wearable phone, touted as “perfect for kids 4 through 11.”
Four? Really? My own daughter has just turned 4, and the idea of giving her a cellphone, wearable or not, seems insane. Why? Oh, let’s think about that for a moment.
Read the rest of the article at the link below and see how you feel.