A part of me feels like I must be crazy but here it is -
I plan to give my child a cell phone when he starts kindergarten next year. Most people think I'm a little loopy but it's for his backpack (not in class, or when/where the school forbids them, obviously) and for emergencies.
The cell phone is restricted, meaning he can only call/text me or his Dad (or 911) and one other trusted family friend. There are phones and highly restricted plans specially made for children.
Many people say "we survived fine without cell phones when we were in school!" and I agree with them but am also a believer in using new technology even if it's not strictly necessary.
So is this madness or simply life in 2008?
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