My 7-year-old daughter has been asking for a smartphone nonstop and claiming to miss her friends once she gets home from school. I suspect one of her close friends recently got one.
I feel she’s too young to get a phone, but her dad sees no issue as long we regulate it. I’m tempted to give in and get this cheap phone they sell at Target for peace to reign in the house. But I have to set some ground rules.
Would you insist it be on speaker or in front of you to monitor? How often should she be allowed on the phone? Once a day? Once a week? 5 minutes or 20? How do I ensure she’s only using it for purposes of keeping in touch with friends?
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