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    Santa will be bringing my 13 year old daughter a white iPhone 5. This will be her first iDevice and first real phone. She wanted an iPod. For the price of that, the phone is a better choice and it will do so much more! Looking forward to seeing her gifts Christmas Day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMassguy View Post
    Santa will be bringing my 13 year old daughter a white iPhone 5. This will be her first iDevice and first real phone. She wanted an iPod. For the price of that, the phone is a better choice and it will do so much more! Looking forward to seeing her gifts Christmas Day!
    Good choice for her and hopefully, she'll be pleased, but if she's like my daughter, she won't care about what is the better choice based on "logic". She'll want something because its "cute" and it drives me friggin' crazy...hahaha
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    I got my 12 year old daughter the 4s for her 1st iPhone this Christmas. It's what she asked for and daddy couldn't say no.
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    I got my 15 year old the 4S. It's her first smartphone. She preferred it over the 5 and so did my wife. I was a little surprised by the wife's choice since she only upgraded from the 4 to the 4S, but who was I to argue? Two 4S's for $100. Can't beat that and they are both thrilled.
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    Brace yourselves...the naysayers that think children shouldn't have iPhone's are coming.

    That said...GET HER A CASE! Take it from me, i watched what two teens could do to an iPod Touch (each) in a matter of a month or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Brace yourselves...the naysayers that think children shouldn't have iPhone's are coming.

    That said...GET HER A CASE! Take it from me, i watched what two teens could do to an iPod Touch (each) in a matter of a month or so.
    I totally agree...I got my 13 year old daughter a 4S and 2 weeks later a boy at school grabbed it and threw it on the floor. The screen was smashed. The kid thought it was cool to do it. Needlless to say his parents had to buy a new one for my daughter and as far as I know, he is still grounded. I saw him the other day and he took off running.(lucky kid) My daughter had taken the case off that day. Now it never leaves the house without a case.
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    Used an upgrade to get my soon-to-be (day after Christmas) 14 year old daughter an iphone 5 for Christmas. Best Buy bought my white iPhone 4S for $280 - the $150 cost = $130 of Best Buy credit which I used to get my son a Kindle Fire HD. Win, win for all!
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    My kids are each getting a wifi iPad Mini. Not quite old enough to need a cell phone because they don't stay at home unattended (no landline) or go anywhere there wouldn't be a responsible adult with a cell phone.
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    What an awesome gift for a 13 year old to have. My daughter just received my 4s after I recently upgraded to the 5.

    Gotta love iPhones!


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    Remember too that as much as we as parents all want to trust our kids to the fullest, there may be that occassional time where having the iphone tracking feature could come in handy. These phones don't have to be 100% for the kids' benefit alone
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    Remember to turn on restrictions and for the love of god make sure she has a good case! Not just one of those pretty flowery ones that don't actually protect anything.
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    When I was 13 I got a Tyco racing set ! I was stoked. I'm sure the thing cost $20, but I was happier than a pig in $:@!.
    Now I have an iphone 5 and it is awesome, but its not the same feeling
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    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    Remember too that as much as we as parents all want to trust our kids to the fullest, there may be that occassional time where having the iphone tracking feature could come in handy. These phones don't have to be 100% for the kids' benefit alone
    You are so right!!! I just purchased my 13yr old son an iPhone 4S and I have about 3 different tracking features on it


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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome g View Post
    When I was 13 I got a Tyco racing set ! I was stoked. I'm sure the thing cost $20, but I was happier than a pig in $:@!.
    ...(snipped)...
    (laughing)...Oh, how times have changed...
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    Lifeproof case for my 15 year old. Tested and on the phone before she even used it.
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    Got my 11 year old an iPhone 4 which he is thrilled with, it was an early Christmas present
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMassguy View Post
    Santa will be bringing my 13 year old daughter a white iPhone 5. This will be her first iDevice and first real phone. She wanted an iPod. For the price of that, the phone is a better choice and it will do so much more! Looking forward to seeing her gifts Christmas Day!
    Make sure you get her a lifeproof case for it
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    Cool I bet she will be happy


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1974w View Post
    I got my 12 year old daughter the 4s for her 1st iPhone this Christmas. It's what she asked for and daddy couldn't say no.
    Maybe i'm out of touch, but what does a 12 year old need an iPhone for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reparkable View Post
    Maybe i'm out of touch, but what does a 12 year old need an iPhone for?
    As I see it, it’s the parents get to make the decision.

    BTW, my daughter got my 11yo granddaughter an iPhone for Christmas, as well. The granddaughter is a responsible kid, she’s had a cell phone for several years to use when she travels out of state to visit her father, and has it for keeping in touch with her mom when she’s with her dad... she’s had a cellphone and iPod for years, has proven her responsibility and her mother rewarded her. Again, I don’t see an issue - it’s not my (or your) choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reparkable View Post
    Maybe i'm out of touch, but what does a 12 year old need an iPhone for?
    They don't NEED an iPhone, but if a parent decides to buy one for them, what difference does it make? Nobody NEEDS an iPhone, it's a luxury...some kids/teens are privy to these kinds of luxuries, some arn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reparkable View Post
    Maybe i'm out of touch, but what does a 12 year old need an iPhone for?
    I know what you're saying and I feel the same way on certain things. My wife and I have clashed on numerous occasions about what is appropriate for our kids and what is not. I'm old school and she is not and often argue what I managed to live without, but my experiences mean nothing to this generation. This is the era of smartphones, tablets, texting, and putting one's entire life on Facebook, Instagram and stuff like that. Ah man, don't get me started...lol
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    This is somewhat appropriate to add here... I read this over the Christmas timeframe, and it’s how one parent chose to deal with the issue of teenagers and iPhones.

    Imagine your delight as a teenage boy who’s just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone for Christmas. It’s probably your first smartphone — maybe even your first cellphone period — and you can’t wait to turn it on and start playing with it. But before you can do that, you must sign an 18-point contract, laid out by your mom, which details the terms and conditions of your iPhone ownership.That’s what happened to 13-year-old Gregory this Christmas. Before he claimed his new iPhone, his mother, Janell Burley Hofmann, made him agree to a number of “rules and regulations,” some of which you’ll certainly find amusing.
    Here’s the contract Gregory’s mother laid out for him:
    Dear Gregory

    Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good & responsible 13 year old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

    I love you madly & look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.


    1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?
    2. I will always know the password.
    3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad”. Not ever.
    4. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30pm every school night & every weekend night at 9:00pm. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30am. If you would not make a call to someone’s land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.
    5. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It’s a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.
    6. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.
    7. Do not use this technology to lie, fool, or deceive another human being. Do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. Be a good friend first or stay the hell out of the crossfire.
    8. Do not text, email, or say anything through this device you would not say in person.
    9. Do not text, email, or say anything to someone that you would not say out loud with their parents in the room. Censor yourself.
    10. No porn. Search the web for information you would openly share with me. If you have a question about anything, ask a person – preferably me or your father.
    11. Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public. Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.
    12. Do not send or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else’s private parts. Don’t laugh. Someday you will be tempted to do this despite your high intelligence. It is risky and could ruin your teenage/college/adult life. It is always a bad idea. Cyberspace is vast and more powerful than you. And it is hard to make anything of this magnitude disappear – including a bad reputation.
    13. Don’t take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity.
    14. Leave your phone home sometimes and feel safe and secure in that decision. It is not alive or an extension of you. Learn to live without it. Be bigger and more powerful than FOMO – fear of missing out.
    15. Download music that is new or classic or different than the millions of your peers that listen to the same exact stuff. Your generation has access to music like never before in history. Take advantage of that gift. Expand your horizons.
    16. Play a game with words or puzzles or brain teasers every now and then.
    17. Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you. Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without googling.
    18. You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You & I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.


    It is my hope that you can agree to these terms. Most of the lessons listed here do not just apply to the iPhone, but to life. You are growing up in a fast and ever changing world. It is exciting and enticing. Keep it simple every chance you get. Trust your powerful mind and giant heart above any machine. I love you. I hope you enjoy your awesome new iPhone. Merry Christmas!

    xoxoxo

    Mom
    As a parent myself, I have to say there are some points here that I’d certainly agree with. Number three’s a good one, as are numbers 11 and 12. But there are a few that seem a little too controlling, such as numbers two, four, 13, and 14. They seem amusing to us now, but I know I wouldn’t be happy with those if I was Gregory.

    Having said that, I probably would have signed anything to have an iPhone when I was 13. Back then my phone was a Nokia 3310, and it had no Internet, no email, no camera… it didn’t even have a color screen. Its best feature was the game Space Impact. Its battery did last for several days, though.

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    #4 is the one that I really think is a bit over the top-if he can't have it a school and has to turn it off at 7:30 and he has any sort of after school activities or sports, he might not get home until 5:30 - 6. And then if he can't use it during family dinner, that doesn't leave much time until the 7:30 turn off time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    #4 is the one that I really think is a bit over the top-if he can't have it a school and has to turn it off at 7:30 and he has any sort of after school activities or sports, he might not get home until 5:30 - 6. And then if he can't use it during family dinner, that doesn't leave much time until the 7:30 turn off time.
    I know right should of just got him a iPod touch lol


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