03-31-09 11:39 AM
Continuing to act like an a-hole shows nothing other than thats exactly the reason why she doenst give out her BBM!!!
Last edited by stuaw11; 03-18-09 at 11:36 AM.03-18-09 11:26 AM
- 03-18-09 11:42 AM
- In the end, the parents are on the hook anyway since a 14 year old is considered a child in the eyes of the law and cannot sign a contract.
Would I get my 14 year old a BB, regardless of if they were paying the money? NO. Because legally, they are not the ones on the hook and justify all you want there is absolutely no reason for a 14 year old to have a BB. If they want a texting phone, get one of the new dumbphones with QWERTY keyboard.03-18-09 12:10 PM
Out of genuine curiosity, why would you give your 7 year old a cell phone of any kind? I can't fathom having needed one at that age personally. That's just fresh out of Kindergarten... at that age, way back when, I was either with my friends during the day or playing with them at night or tending to our dinosaurs and carving out our homework in stone. Is it something typical to where you are, that all kids have one?
Just went to preview post, and wow, damn. Sorry. I'm all over the place and thoughts mixed together.03-18-09 12:20 PM
- 03-18-09 12:48 PM
- 03-18-09 01:23 PM
- I don't think there is any reason for a 14 year old to have anything other than a regular phone. If they want something different then they can pay for it. When I started high school I paid for my phone by doing chores around the house and it was even still a pay as you go phone.
I have a blackberry now for work and to get in touch with professors at school. It is by no means something that I need just a luxury that makes my life easier. I do not see a 14 year old have that many appointments that they need to have a blackberry. I don't understand why children (yes at 14 your are still a child) needs to have a phone of that caliber. All it will do is distract from things that you need to pay attention to like graduating high school and getting into a good college. Instead of focusing on your cell phone go join a sport. trust me you will have a lot more fun then sitting at home playing with your phone.03-18-09 01:31 PM
- well seriously, some d-bag is going to sit here and cry online some girl wont talk to him on BBM and insult her? Shes a lady show some freaking class and grow up!!!!
Continuing to act like an a-hole shows nothing other than thats exactly the reason why she doenst give out her BBM!!!03-18-09 02:13 PM
- 03-18-09 02:24 PM
It's ok to be lighthearted and to joke around with each other as we do in this forum, but we have to draw the line at personal attacks, EVEN when attacked first. Ok I will get off my soapbox now! Back to your regularly scheduled thread, and quite a good debate on the merits, or lack of children having cell phones.03-18-09 02:29 PM
- A friend of mine has a Curve on Sprint without a BB data plan, but unlimited text/data with sprint. She downloaded Opera and it works just fine as long as you are SURE you have unlimited data... the only thing BIS would add is BBM and push email... which you obviously don't need.
As far as NOT getting a BB for a kid... I text my oldest son a lot and TRIED to get him to get a BB, but he wanted a sway instead.
I say: Go for it.
Last edited by jdoc77; 03-18-09 at 03:01 PM.03-18-09 02:56 PM
- For Christmas my 10...yes 10 year old twins each got a pearl. They use it for calls and text only. They hardly ever take it out of the house unless I give them permission!
Since they recieved them, one of the girls texts my dad quite often and he is thrilled because they "talk" more often.
Also, in a few months when they do go to middle school, I want them to have a phone in case they are going home with a friend or I am running late to pick them up.
Do they need Blackberrys? No, but it was my choice what type of phone they got, and I wanted them to have a good quality phone. As their parent...who is willing to pay the $20 extra a month for both phones...It was my choice.03-18-09 03:08 PM
- I got this daddy complex, or something! Actually the PMing was CBK's idea. Those of us that have experience on CB, like yourself, need to set the example for newer CBs. Truth be told I was on YOUR side of the argument with him, but we need to keep some stuff off the boards and in PM so we can set a good example.
It's ok to be lighthearted and to joke around with each other as we do in this forum, but we have to draw the line at personal attacks, EVEN when attacked first. Ok I will get off my soapbox now! Back to your regularly scheduled thread, and quite a good debate on the merits, or lack of children having cell phones.
Kids/young adults come here to ask advice, and we need to try really hard to act like grownups...or quit telling them to "go play".
Good call!03-18-09 04:12 PM
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