The Council’s Ruling — Cell Phones

September 17, 2007, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — When should a child get a cell phone?

Chloe delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Connie, Steve and Tom:

When he or she can pay for it.


Mike offers this opinion, joined by MC-B and Connie:



Job offers this opinion, joined by David:

Children should be allowed to have them by 14 (as a service to parents) with plans that don’t allow texting before 16.


Steve offers this opinion, joined by Josh:

The same time they can drive.


David offers this opinion, joined by Djere:

The third trimester.


Next week: What is the most useful tool?


5 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Cell Phones”

  1. David on September 17th, 2007 1:13 pm

    Our kids have had cell phones for as long as I can remember and I actually think the younger the better. If they are in a bad situation I like knowing that they can hit a button and talk to a parent immediately.

  2. David King on September 17th, 2007 3:10 pm

    Third trimester?
    Pshaw—I go second, every time.

  3. Djere.Mobile on September 18th, 2007 12:58 am

    Call me old fashioned, but I don`t think a fetus should operate a cell phone until its eyes are fully developed…

  4. David on September 18th, 2007 9:10 am

    They don’t need eyes unless they have text messaging too. Which I think should be withheld until they are older.

  5. Phil on September 18th, 2007 5:24 pm

    The same time as they can drive, but not at the same time they are driving. At least not here in NY.

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