I was watching an old sitcom from the 80s, and we laughed about how big their portable house phone was. Back then, it was so cool to have a phone you could take off the stand to walk around with. Now it's looks so huge, it's laughable. Let's face it, we're all used to cell phones now. Mom has one. Dad has one to call Mom. Your daughters all have them. Now your 2nd grader wants one, too. ENOUGH!! I think high school students are an excellent cellphone target audience, especially if they're on athletic or drill teams and the band. Texting or calling about where they are is a huge benefit to keeping track of our kids. And god forbid, if they're ever missing, the cops can track the pings on their location tracker.
But isn't there some way we moms and dads can say to our kids, you are NOT getting a cell phone. Call me, uh, scuse me, text right here on my blog page about how much is too much when it comes to buying the cheap phones and all that expensive service!! RH