In the last few weeks, I have been involved in the great debate over whether or not my 10 year old needs a phone.
Pros for a phone...I can get in touch with her if I need (assuming she has it on) and if she has an emergency, she can use it to call 911.
Cons...definitely the price! And of course then there is the price of replacement if you loses it, and there is all the rules that come along with the responsibility of a phone (who she can call, when she can use it, limits of minutes and texting...)
Funny about the time I was going to get her the phone, I was asked to review a new product called GreatCall 5star Urgent Response Responder. This great new product takes care of all I need for my daughter at a low price and with less rules and responsibilities for her and it attaches securely to her backpack, so I don't have to worry about her losing it!
The responder is a little GPS enabled device that you carry with you and you can use to contact 5star Response Agents or 911 depending on the situation. If she gets home from school and is locked out she can press the button and talked to an Agent, they will use the personal profile I set up online to get her help. If it is a real emergency she can press and hold the button and be connected directly to 911. There is also a free LiveNurse service included and an online locator that allows you to track the user.The service is only $14.99, which is much cheaper than what I would be paying for a phone, texting and possible overages!
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