Explaining The Responsibilities To Children About Having A Talk Phone

By Frank Collins

As the new school year approaches, parents are beginning to think about keeping in contact with their children throughout the day. So, for many parents and children this means getting the best talk phone that is available and not having to pay outrageous fees. If you are like most parents, you want to either put your child on your plan or get them a prepaid plan where they pay by the month for service.

Paying by the month is actually a good idea because you do not have to worry a child going over a data plan. Going over one of these plans can be very costly. Most children love playing games and listening to music and do not understand that time spent doing these things can cause a plan to over quickly.

Let it be known that there should be no picture posting to any social media sites. Bullying is a huge problem, and most young children do not realize that one picture can be the start of an enormous problem throughout their school days. Be open and honest with your child about the negative purposes that people often use social media sites.

Children should be told that at school they have to follow the teachers and school's policy about having phones in the classroom and using them. Some children will try to call home and make up excuses to be picked up. Be sure to set rules and guidelines for the child having the device. You might set rules as to when they can call you during the day outside of an emergency.

Some parents have their children do work chores to keep their phone operating throughout the month. It teaches children responsibility and the value of having something that cannot be easily replaced by them. Not every child is responsible enough to have a phone, so it is at each parents discretion to determine if they think their child is ready.

Do not give your child a device if you think they are not ready for one. There are children who will go behind their parents back and open up social media accounts using the phone. Be sure to do routine checks to make sure they are abiding by your rules.

Children also need to know about using their phones to take pictures. They need to know that everything that they post on the internet is forever. It is a good idea to keep parental blocks on children's phones and stay aware of every move they make on it.

Always be open to your child to talk about anything. If they stumble upon something by accident, you want them to feel free to come and talk to you. Do not be quick to jump to conclusion that the child is using the device for bad. You know your child and just how far they will go on certain things but yet and still you want to check their phones periodically.

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