Thursday, February 21, 2008

Debate of the Week

Cell phones for teens and tweens--yes or no?

Mine all have them. The 12 yo even has one, although I cut off service because he was spending so much time on the phone/internet and a small fortune downloading games. You can call 911 without minutes or a plan, although the 12yo just uses my old school no games/no net phone now.

To me, it seems like a basic safety feature of modern life, one of the few ways that technology has enhanced our lives without taking more than it gives. I love being connected all the time. And I love knowing my kids can always reach me, no matter where they or I happen to be. I'm a little perplexed that people are offended by that, but I'm starting to meet more and more people who are.

What do you think? I am especially interested in hearing from the 'hatas'.