Giving your child his or her first cell phone is a very personal decision. Everyone has their own perspective on when it’s the right time but one thing that all parents can agree on is that these little devices and wreak havoc and cause all types of damage if misused. Among the top fears:
- Stalking by some freaks.
- Cyber bullying.
- Exposure to inappropriate material.
- Wastage of time and potential.
I am certain you can think of a few more scary scenarios.
In my experience, the best way to teach responsibility is to:
a. make it clear what you are expecting (the rules)
b. make it clear what the consequences of breaking the rules would be.
It’s really that simple.
Keeping this in mind, here is a freebie that you can download and use if or when you get to that point in your life where it’s time for your child to finally get a phone.
Alternatively if you are having issues with your child who is not managing the mobile responsibly, go ahead and use it for that…