Vayda gave me her Christmas list the other day and she wants a smartphone like her big sister Catie, who is 15, and I honestly regret adding her to my current plan. My kids having the ability to contact me when I’m not home, or they are not with me is extremely important, but I have concerns about them using a smartphone. When Catie was 9 years old I got her a smartphone because I wanted her to be able to reach me any time she needed to, and I wish I would have known then what I know now.
My Daughter Has A Smartphone On Her Christmas List!
Three Reasons I Don’t Want To Get My Daughter A Smartphone
Cost – I know she’s not going to be using her phone like my teen daughter, my husband, or myself. Which is great, but why would I want to add her to my current play and pay way too much for her to talk to a friend or relative now and again.
Privacy – While I do push my kids to learn how to use computer, cell phones, tablets, and anything else techy that comes into our home. I do not allow them to do it without supervision, I don’t allow any of my children social media account until I feel they are smart enough and able to handle them, which would be when they are 45 years old. I’m not sure yet, lol. I want control!
Contract – How do I know she’s even going to want to keep the phone? .
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That’s not all either! Parental can manage their kid’s phone form their phone, it’s kind of like the master remote control to your child’s phone. You can set age appropriate curfews, usage limits, and app based restrictions. All you need to do is download the Zact Control App, pretty cool!
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If your kids are asking for a smartphone for the holidays you can head over to Zact Mobile, and learn more about their features, and how they help give parents that peace of mind they need. You can learn more about Zact Mobile by visiting their website at Zact.com, and there is a great article on USA Today!
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