Are smartphones OK for kids?

Smartphones are OK for kids as long as parents impose reasonable limits and help kids learn to use their phones responsibly and respectfully. Obviously, kids love smartphones. They can play games, access the Internet, video-chat, and do lots of other fun activities. But if you're going to spring for a smartphone, get one that allows you to turn off features you don't want your kids using (such as the ability to purchase apps) and keep the ones you're OK with (such as texting).

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Kid, 12 years old

If you don't want to pay for a plan or sim card you can get a iPod, you can do almost the same stuff