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should i let santa bring him a phone
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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2008 07:26 
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help please on this one
thomas wants a mobile from santa but he is only 7 (8 in march) but you hear alsorts of things about them being dangerous for children
he says all his friends have one i really dont know what to do
what would you do ?

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Sorry hun Ive said not sure. I dont know what to say really like he says all his friends have them. Think thats the problem they are getting them younger. My niece got one last year she is 11. I would have said that is a better age to have one at 7/8 wouldnt he be more likely to lose it or break it? I dont know hun.

Hopefully someone else will have better advice than me. Wouldnt take much :lol: sorry xxx

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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2008 07:38 
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thanks emma hun
i know what you mean hun they seem to be getting younger and younger
my mum says no when he says his friends have them mums answer is well if his friends take drugs will you allow him which is true she says he has to learn he cant do everything just cause his friends do
oh why did he have to add this to his list :roll: :roll:

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Have you got an old one you can make pay as you go then at least its not an expensive new one. See how he gets on with that then say if he looks after it he might get one for his birthday.

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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2008 07:48 
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he would only be getting a cheap pay as you go anyway :lol: :lol:
just worried as there are report that children with mobiles are more likely to be ill and stuff
he does look after stuff really well so that side of things isnt a problem its more what im doing to his health
just really dont know what to do about it as i always get them everything on there lists
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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2008 07:54 
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My Ryan is 8 in Feb and has had a mobile for over a year.
We never bought it, it was given to him by my parents so he could call them anytime he wanted.
I dont allow him to take it outside when he is playing as he is so not street wise and could see him being beaten up to have it taken off him.
I say its too young tbh and Ryan cant work it either, so he calls it his mobile but its not really as I always have it as I get free calls to my sister and mum on it :lol:

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i have said no - kira is 7 and she wants one too - but our arguement is when would she use it?? if she goes anywhere she is with either one of us or another adult.
we have told her she can have ours to borrow if she goes anywhere she needs one - and she can have her own when she starts high school - as she will need it with catching the bus etc.

I really think 7/8 is too young and I would not buy him one.


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I think it would depend on when or why he would use it.

Alisha has one but only because she goes to her dads on Fridays and likes to speak to me while she's there without having to ask him permission.

One good thing about them is you can get Thomas to do odd jobs to build up money for more credit.Having one has helped Alisha learn to save for things she wants.

On the other hand he may get it and be totally bored of it within a month :roll:


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:? :? :? :? i really dont no shaz all his friends have them biu i do thnk he his still a bit young not sure what to say xxxx

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I'd like to bet ALL his friends don't have them. There may be the odd one or 2 in his year who have them in order to contact an absent parent or something but it's not commonplace for a child of that age to have one. My 7 year old tried that one on me....he failed miserably. We do have a family mobile that he will have access to should he ever need one (which isn't going to happen for a few years yet!!!!).
My older children get their mobiles when they were old enough to do paper rounds and had to pay to top them up themselves.

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