A cell phone is an effective and efficient communication tool. Letting people know where you are or sending reminders about important events are made much easier by mobile communication devices. And they aren't just for adults--children can also benefit from having their own cell phones. Giving your child one can be an opportunity to develop a sense of discipline and responsibility. It can also help sharpen his decision-making skills.

Depending on the needs of your family, even a child as young as nine may be given a phone. However, you must insist that it is used properly. Just as you monitor your child's time in front of the TV or computer, so should you check on your child's use of his cell phone.

But how can you do this? Click through the gallery below for suggestions.

For more advice on guiding your kids on their use of technology, read these FN articles:
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

(First published in
Good Housekeeping Magazine, Raising Kids section as "Gv Me Fone" on March 2004; adapted for use in Female Network)
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Sandra Lemonon

The beauty queen already competed in the Miss Universe pageant two years ago.

Things You Need to Know About Miss Universe PH Rabiya Mateo

Did you know that Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is a licensed physical therapist?

Youtuber Viy Cortez, 24, Now Owns Multiple Businesses

"Mas gusto kong nakikita yung pera kong umiikot kesa nasa bangko lang siya."
Load More Stories