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My daughter is in middle school, and by this point, every.single.kid has their thumbs firmly attached to a cell phone. Well, every single one except for mine.
Go ahead, tell me I’m a parent of the dark ages. Tell me how my kiddo is suffering, and this will land her on a therapist’s couch when she emancipates herself at age 17. I realize how traumatizing this must be for her (there is sarcasm in those words, I promise you).
But growing up closer to the technology age, I also realized how easy it is for technology to get out of hand. How easy it is for her or any other kid to misuse this privilege. A cell phone is not a right bestowed on a six-year-old, it is a privilege granted to a teenager when they have shown they can respect technology rules.
So, for the past several years, I have heard a litany of reasons why my daughter should own one. It started as a way to communicate with her friends, and recently ended in, “please, don’t let me be uncool.” While the last reason certainly tugged at my heart string, it was not enough to make me go to the nearest Verizon store and buy her an iPhone 6s (we all know that is what ALL the kids own, right?) (more…)