Anyone have kids in here? What are you policies on smartphones and social media? I know people are giving their kids phones younger and younger, but I feel anxious about it. I worry I can't protect them from bullying, predators, violent or adult content, etc. I didn't have a phone until I was in a senior in high school and I thank god for that every day. It's such a distraction- I DON'T even want a phone now lol I mean, there's a reason social media CEOs keep THEIR kids off them...

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AND this whole SAD back and forth immature conversation is one of many perfect example of what you don’t want your kids to go through with their peer’s while on social media/phones. It’s unproductive time waisted.

To answer the question at hand, my child got her first phone at the age of 10. It stays in my room Mon-Thurs and she can have it on Fri after all school work is complete. She is 13 now and the same rules apply.

I absolutely DO NOT allow social media AT ALL. We have continuous conversations about it, explaining why and giving examples of the problems other families are having because of it…sex trafficking, disappearance, addiction, withdrawals, peer pressure, etc.

My personal opinion, children are not ready and equipped to handle the responsibilities that come with engaging with complete strangers, kids and adults who troll online.

My rules I feel also helps keep my kid focused throughout the week and having to worry about nothing but being a kid, school work, activities and chores.

After she completes her Freshman year in high school we plan on reevaluating this rule and gaging maturity. It’s an ugly world out here and we have to protect our babies, keep open communication, and let them know everything we do/say is in their best interest.


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I even like the first paragraph where i got roasted


can’t compare to when you were young, that’s like my grandma saying: laundry machines weren’t invented until I was 40 so we did laundry by hand until that age so you should too



Our 7yo has a tick talk watch, which allows them to call us and vice-versa. It also allows us to see where they are. They also have an ipad, but it's also controlled - only things on it are Epic, Plex, roblox, youtube (which is tied to a kids account that does an ok job of filtering).

I don't know when we'll advance to a phone. Probably not until organized after school activities really start to ramp up. And we'll still tightly control what is on it and permissions.


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