March 27th, 2013

How to Encourage Responsible Cell Phone Usage for Tweens and Teens PLUS a Giveaway!

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A recent issue that’s continued to create quite a buzz in the parenting world is the appropriate age for when a child can or should have a cell phone. A 2009 survey showed that the majority of children who have a cellphone get one by the time they turn 13. The general consensus between parents today is that a child anywhere between the ages of 11-13 is considered appropriate, and that age could very well continue to drop.

As parents we quickly learn that there are no steadfast rules for many parenting issues that arise. We try to rely on our own good judgment and intuition most often, but there are times when a manual would be nice. No such luck.

One of our many responsibilities as parents is to teach our children about responsible smartphone usage. FamZee is a fantastic free phone app that can help by simplifying  how parents keep track of their family’s smartphone usage, manage cell phone costs and ensure children’s safety through various alert buttons.

Head on over to FamZee to see my tips for responsible cell phone usage for tweens and teens. While you’re there you’ll also find info on how to enter their BIG GIVEAWAY for a $150 personalized Visa gift card.

The Giveaway has ended. The winner is Stacey B. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for writing the post which is live on the FamZee site. All opinions are my own.

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3 Responses to “How to Encourage Responsible Cell Phone Usage for Tweens and Teens PLUS a Giveaway!”

  1. Responsible cell phone is a must – - Big decision for parents !!

  2. I agree Marilyn. It is a huge decision with the potential for a lot of issues.

  3. I believe people should not have cellphones until they are old enough to use it responsibility and can pay their own bill

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